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Thursday - 7 

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Eric Kraft, Where Do You Stop? 

Friday - 8 

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Saturday - 9 

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Wednesday - 13 

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Saturday - 16 

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Friday - 22 

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Saturday - 23 

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Tuesday - 26 

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Wednesday - 27 

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Student Convocation: 

Stress Management with John Suby 

Saturday - 30 

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Wednesday - 4 

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Saturday - 7 

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Wednesday - 18 

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Saturday - 21 

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Monday - 23 

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Tuesday - 24 

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Wednesday - 25 

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Thursday - 2 

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Friday - 3 

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t^ Archon 

SPRING 1994 




...And Justice for All" 11 

Archon Profile 
Lisa S. Palais '76 

With a determined mix of social conscience and 
pragmatism, Lisa Palais is helping the elderly main- 
tain their legal rights. But if you think she's just 
another bleeding heart do-gooder... well, think again. 


On the Cover: Junior Munfong 
Kolss (left) ponders his next move 
in a chess game with senior Steven 
Tagg (right) during a recent Sat- 
urday night open house at the 
Mansion House. Looking on are 
senior Ethan Reeves and friend 
Keith Stromski. 

The Test of a Lifetime 14 

Pulitzer Prize-winning author, psychiatrist and 
Harvard professor Robert Coles says that grades 
and degrees don't necessarily make you a good per- 
son.. .and the lack of them doesn't make you a bad 
one. In his Martin Luther King, Jr. Day talk to the 
GDA community, he explains... and provides some 
stirring illustrations. 

Reunion '94: Fours and 8 

Nines Convene in Byfield 

Spring is here, and that means Reunion — with 
its comaraderie, its nostalgia and (yes) its mosqui- 
toes — can't be far behind. And as if that weren't 
enough to make you homesick for old Byfield on. 


Class Notes 23 

From the Alumni Council 44 

The Governor's Most Wanted 44 

Headmaster's Message 3 

Letters 2 

Milestones 19 

On Campus 4 

Sports 18 

The Archon is printed on recycled paper 



E T T E R S 

Ed Rybicki 

The Academy continues to receive letters of condo- 
lence over the untimely death of GDA master 
teacher Ed Rybicki. Hereivith a sampling: 

December 6, 1993 

Dear Mr. Bragdon, 

I just wanted to send you a note to let 
you know that I am thinking of you and every- 
one at GDA during this sad time. It's so hard 
for me to comprehend the loss of Mr. Rybicki 
here - eight hours away - 1 can't even imagine 
what it must be like at Governor Dummer. He's 
definitely an irreplaceable man. 

Again, you all are in my thoughts. 


Andrea Manning '93 

Lewisburg, PA 

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December 12, 1993 

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Bragdon, 

As I finish course work for an M.A.T. in 
English, I am reminded of how many good 
teachers I have had. The kind of wisdom they 
possess is not found in any textbook. It's nat- 
ural. Now that I am developing my own teach- 
ing style, it occurs to me: Isn't it wonderful so 
may of these good teachers are from Governor 

From what I remember of Mr. Rybicki, 
he is the kind of person and teacher all of us 
should aspire to be. I am very sorry to hear of 
his untimely death, and my thoughts are with 
you at this difficult time. GDA is such a com- 
fortable and personable community, with all of 
the warmth of a fire in a family room. I am con- 
fident that the strength inherent to such a com- 
munity will see us all through this. 


Jenny Reynolds '88 

Brighton, MA 

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Dear Mr. and Mrs. Bragdon, 

I was very sorry to hear about the death 
of Mr. Rybicki. Mr. Rybicki represented to me 
the best of what the school has to offer: spirit, a 
positive attitude and enthusiasm. Governor 
Dummer has had to go through so much in the 
last few years. My heartfelt sympathy goes out 
to you and the community. Best possible wishes 
for the year to come. 

Colin O'Neill '93 
Greenwich, CT 

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December 6, 1993 
Dear Peter, 

Eddie was such a real factor in both of 
our sons' lives and a great friend to Frank and 


Elaine D'Orio P '88, '95, Trustee 

Marblehead, MA 

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December 5, 1993 

Dear Mr. Bragdon, 

My mother just told me about Mr. 
Rybicki. How many times are we going to go 
through this? I keep thinking that we should be 
learning something from these experiences, but 
it's getting harder. Again GDA has suffered a 
tremendous loss. Mr. Rybicki embodied pure 
energy and love for students and learning - ide- 
ally, all teachers should have that. But I think 
few have those qualities to the extent that he 
did; everything he did was for students or his 
family. Even here in graduate school, I am using 
the tools Mr. Rybicki ingrained in me from 
freshman English - my first real writing experi- 
ences, I think. I remember how much time he 
spent with me on my papers - much more than 
I wanted to! He saw something worth working 
on every time. 

Again, take care of the school and take 
care of yourself. Things have got to get better. 

Hope to see you soon, 
Amy Mack '87 
Northampton, MA 

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December 6, 1993 

Dear Mr. Bragdon and Entire Governor 
Dummer Community, 

I am writing to send you my deepest 
sympathy over the death of Ed Rybicki. It is 
such a tragic loss for the entire GDA commu- 
nity and certainly for his family. He was a won- 
derful teacher whose enthusiasm both in the 
classroom and on the athletic field inspired all 
those he came in contact with. His English 
lessons and positive attitude will always be 
remembered by those who sat in his classroom 
(and I'm sure those in his dorm). Although I'm 
coming up on my fifth reunion from GDA, Mr. 
Rybicki is one of those teachers my friends and 
I still talk about. He was one of the reasons we 
all had such wonderful experience's at 
Governor Dummer. Although he will be missed 
terribly, he will always be remembered. 

Mr. Bragdon, please pass on my sympa- 
thy and feelings to the GDA community and 
the Rybicki family. My thoughts (and I'm sure 
those of all the alumni that have heard the 
news) are with you all. I hope you and the 
Rybicki family can find some joy in the sad- 
dened holiday season. 

Sincerely yours, 
Kristin Brown '89 
Willoughby, OH 

January 3, 1994 

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Bragdon, 

I am writing to express my condolences 
to the Rybicki family following the untimely 
death of Mr. Rybicki. 

During my year at GDA from 1987 to 
1988 as English-Speaking Union Scholar, I came 
into contact with Mr. Rybicki several times. He 
did not actually teach me either in the class- 
room or on the sports field, but I knew him 
through my friendship with his son, Andrew. I 
met up with Andrew and his father at the 
Reunion in June last year and had the opportu- 
nity to chat for a short while. 

I know Mr. Rybicki was well-respected 
among pupils and faculty alike, and he will not 
be easily forgotten. In my brief encounters with 
him, he was always warm friendly and eager to 
know what was happening in your life - one of 
the most important and valuable assets any 
good teacher can possess. 

Please pass this letter on to his family 
and let them know that I'm sure he has a fine 
seat up above in the clouds and is looking 
down with much pride at his family. 

All the very best for 1994 and beyond. 

Yours sincerely, 
Hugh Ogilvie '88 
London, England 

T T T 

December, 1993 

Dear Peter: 

It is an overcast Saturday in October of (I 
believe) 1979. Governor Dummer is at Brooks 
with one of their big, fast, highly skilled teams, 
before the basketball players started to not play 
football. The Brooks program has been down 
for years, but it is about to turn the corner, 
although no one can see it coming yet. The last 
time Governor Dummer came to Brooks they 
beat the home team 48-12 on Parents' Weekend. 
GDA dominates the game from beginning to 
end, but cannot score. The last quarter is spent 
inside the Brooks' 40. Brooks somehow repeat- 
edly holds the stronger GDA team on downs, 
but then cannot themselves get a first down and 
punt, still inside the 50. Governor Dummer 
threatens throughout the final period, while 
Brooks is hanging on by their teeth. 

With less than a minute to go Brooks 
gains possession of the ball on their own 35. 
Coach Poirot is ecstatic with relief, because his 
team doesn't even have to get a first down in 
order to run out the clock and steal a tie with 
the mighty Governor Dummer. Ray Broadhead, 
at the time responsible for calling the offense, 
says why not go for it. Poirot couldn't care less. 
For him the game is over. Broadhead calls a 
screen pass to the flanker, who then passes the 
ball down field to a deep receiver. First and ten 
on the GDA 21 -yard line with six seconds to go. 
It is, by far, the deepest penetration of the day 
for Brooks. Broadhead calls a bootleg pass, and 
as the Brooks quarterback snaps his head 
around to roll out, the GDA defensive end slips. 
The QB is alone on the corner with a guard in 

Continued from page 7 

The Archon 2 Spring 1994 







Peter W. Bragdon 


David L. Bergmann 70 

Assistant Editor 

Eric T. Jermyn 


David Oxton 

Director of Development 

Karen E. McGinley 

Associate Director of Development and 
Director of Alumni-Parent Relations 

Michael A. Moonves 

Assistant Director of Alumni Relations 
and Development 

Benjamin C. Armstrong '85 

Archon Advisory Board 

Bennett H. Beach '67 
John H. Costello, Jr. P'89 
Henry B. Eaton 70 
John P. English '28 
S. Joseph Hoffman P'83 
W. Newton Lamson II '58 
John S. Mercer '64 P'95 
Christopher M. Pope '65 
Abigail M. Woodbury '79 

Trustees of Governor Dummer Academy 

Dodge D. Morgan '50 P'92, President 

Stephen G. Kasnet '62, P'95, Vice President 

William B. Ardiff '55, Secretary 

Jeffrey L. Gordon '69, Treasurer 

William L. Alfond '67 

Elaine D. D'Orio P'88 '95 

Putnam P. Flint '37 

Shirley S. French P'76 

Mirick Friend '59 

Michael E. Hoover '71 

Mary F. Mack P'87 '91 '93 

George E. McGregor, Jr. '51 

Bruce M. Male P'90 '95 

Daniel M. Morgan '67, P'97 

Richard B. Osgood '53, P'85 

Linda Pescosolido 

William R. Plumer '53 

George S. Scharfe P'95 

John M. Timken, Jr. '69 

Courtney S. Wang '74 

Josiah H. Welch '47, P'80 '83 

Donald H. Werner 

Alumni Trustees 

Haskell Rhett '54 
Thomas S. Tobey '62 
Carrie E. Walton '88 

Alumni Council 

Arthur H. Veasey, III '68, President 

Karen A. Gronberg '83, Vice President 

John S. Mercer '64, P'95, Past President 

Thomas R. Bell '73 

Benjamin B. Brewster '43 

Carolyn Lyons Borwick '77 

Peter T. Butler '62 

Richard A. Cousins '45 

Henry B. Eaton 70 

John P. English '28 

Ralph F. Johnson, Jr. '64 

Rebecca B. Lapham '83 

Howard J. Navins '31 

Brian Noyes 76 

Richard H. Pew, Jr. '54 

George L. Richards, III 77 

Peter F. Richardson 75 

Marc K. Tucker '68 

Pamela K. Welch '80 


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The Archon is published three times a year (Fall, Winter 
and Spring) by Governor Dummer Academy, Byfield, 
Massachusetts 01922. Telephone: 508/465-1763. Letters are 
welcome from alumni, parents and friends of the Academy, 
and are subject to editing for Teasons of space availability. 


. he test of a life," said Dr. 
Robert Coles during his Martin Luther 
King, Jr. Day visit to campus, "is not 
the scores one gets on the various 
tests in schools and colleges; the test 
of a life is one's conduct: how we live 
with one another." 

Lisa Palais '76, graduated from 
Georgetown University Law School 
determined to eschew lucrative corpo- 
rate law and instead find work that 
was "personally worthwhile — con- 
structive and worthwhile." Today, as 
you'll see from the article in this issue 
(...And Justice for All), she's an attorney 
with the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, 
helping to protect the rights of elderly 

Four "alumni" of City Year, the 
urban Peace Corps, also speaking at 
our MLK Day celebration, described 
their community service work as sin- 
gular turning points in their lives; the 
experience of helping others brought 
them self-worth, awareness, direction 
and maturity. 

It is extremely gratifying to see 
that the spirit of volunteerism, cham- 
pioned at Governor Dummer 
Academy for more than two centuries, 
is again finding a following in Amer- 
ican society. Not since the 1960s, when 
the Peace Corps and Vista were born, 

have the nation's young people taken 
up the cause of public service in such 
great number. It may be because 
today's younger generation was born 
to the "flower children" of the 60s. It 
may be, too, that their numbers reflect 
the dire needs of modern society. 

Governor Dummer has long 
been at the forefront of the commu- 
nity service movement among inde- 
pendent schools, maintaining that 
one's educational experience cannot 
be considered complete without 
immersion in "real world" volun- 
teerism. While our Community 
Service Program is still considered a 
graduation requirement, we find that 
our students show little resistance to 
completing it; most, in fact, design 
their own Community Service projects 
— a fact that makes each one consid- 
erably more rewarding. 

GDA students currently are 
working to raise funds for the Special 
Olympics; volunteering in various 
capacities at Anna Jaques Hospital; 
providing daycare and swimming 
lessons at the Newburyport Y.M.C.A. 
and tutoring underprivileged children 
at Newburyport Middle School. They 
also are working in an innovative 
horseback-riding program for handi- 
capped adults and children at 
Windrush Farm in Boxford, and 
breaking new ground by developing 
their own tutoring programs that may 
be adopted by area schools. 

Each compelling story of volun- 
teerism has two effects: the obvious 
immediate assistance it provides to 
organizations and individuals, and 
the inspiration it gives others who 
will then become volunteers them- 
selves. The articles about Robert Coles 
and Lisa Palais in this issue contain 
just that sort of inspiration, which has 
long been reflected in Governor 
Dummer Academy's motto^ Non sibi 
sed aliis (Not for self, but for others). 

Peter W. Bragdon, Headmaster / 

The Archon 3 Spring 1994 


Planning for the Future: Library and 
Science Center 

Preliminary planning has begun for 
Governor Dummer Academy's two GREAT- 
EST CAPITAL NEEDS: a new library and 
an expanded science center, according to 
Headmaster Peter W. Bragdon. 

"During our strategic planning meet- 
ing at [Board of Trustees President] Dodge 
Morgan's Chebeague Island home last fall, 
and in various meetings since, the 
Academy's Trustees and administrators iden- 
tified these buildings as our highest priority 
projects," said Bragdon. "The need for these 
two key academic centers is completely cur- 
riculum-driven," he said, explaining that it 
stems from the successes of the Science 2000 
program and the new GDA curriculum. 
"Our students are involved in more hands- 
on, 'discovery' work than ever before, and 
they therefore need more primary source 
materials — including books and multime- 
dia equipment — than our current facilities 
can offer." Additionally, he said, "The 
Science 2000 program has fostered so much 
interest in the sciences that we are quickly 
outgrowing our existing science building." 

Proposals for a new, 50,000-volume 
"library and learning center" have ranged 
from the expansion of the existing 1957 Frost 
Library to the construction of a new, free- 
standing structure on the northern periphery 
of the quad. Preliminary studies on the sci- 
ence center call for the renovation and 
expansion of the Schumann Science Center, 
which was converted from Lang 
Gymnasium in 1971. 

"While these two facilities require a 
major commitment of financial resources, 
they are critical to our ability to meet the 
needs of Governor Dummer's students while 
ensuring the Academy's ability to remain 
competitive with other top independent sec- 
ondary schools," said Bragdon. 

The Headmaster said further planning 
and study by the Trustees, the Board's 
Building and Grounds Committee and the 
Academic Office will continue as the Devel- 
opment Office assesses the feasibility of rais- 
ing the funds necessary to construct the new 

Development Office Sees Changes 

GDA Director of Development Karen 
E. McGinley has initiated a search for a per- 
son to fill the newly created position of 
Annual Fund Director. 

According to the job description, the 
new Director will oversee all aspects of the 
Academy's annual giving program, includ- 
ing the management of the Class Agent net- 

work and coordination of phonathons. He or 
she also will assist McGinley in various other 
aspects of the Academy's development pro- 

position is a key element in our long-range 
plan to address the Academy's financial 
needs," said McGinley. "The additional exper- 
tise in the annual giving program will allow 
us to concentrate on other critical needs, espe- 
cially capital and deferred giving." Interested 
alumni/ae are encouraged to apply for this 
new position by sending a resume and cover 
letter to McGinley in the Development Office. 

Other changes in the department 
include the departure of Benjamin C. Arm- 
strong '85, who has been serving as Assistant 
Director of Alumni Relations and Develop- 
ment. Armstrong announced his departure in 
order to explore the possibility of opening a 
local microbrewery in the near future. "Ben 
has done an excellent job," said McGinley, 
adding, "We're all sorry to see him go." 

Anything Goes for Academy Players 

The Governor Dummer Academy 
Players' mounted a production of Cole 
Porter's musical Am/thing Goes to RAVE 
REVIEWS in the Thompson Performing Arts 
Center February 18 and 19 . 

On Stage: Adam Tagliamonte '95, Miclwel Noon 
'95 and Alanna Pike '95 in a scene from Anything 

Anything Goes is a tale of love, mischief 
and mayhem set aboard the S.S. American 
sailing from New York to England. The musi- 
cal features some of Cole Porter's best-loved 
songs, including It's Delovely, You're the Top 
and the title song Anything Goes. 

The musical was directed and choreo- 
graphed by the Academy's first year Vocal 
Coordinator Leslie Robertson, while Paul 
Wann served as producer and assistant 

A review in the March 1 edition of The 
Governor praised the production as, " of 
the finest plays ever at GDA." 

The cast included Ethan Reeves, Meg 
Graetzer, Jennifer Lyons, Jason Greenberg, 
Christopher Marden, Lauren Abernathy, 
Jennifer Smyth, Damon Jespersen, Alanna 
Pike, Adam Tagliamonte, Michael Noon, Lea 
Miner, Meghan Carey, Andrew Kletjian, 
Joanie Johnson, James Van Ness, Jill Snee, 
Kathryn McCandless, Jessica Stormont, Ariele 
Ebacher, Jane Livingston, Kieth Stromski, 
Christopher Terry, Carolyn Byrne, Julia Gutin 
and Jen Lyons. 

Senior Kristian Carey served as techni- 
cal director and lighting designer. The techni- 
cal crew included Jon Stucky Nuri Tabib, 
Rhienna Mullarkey, Steve Tagg, Ksenija Topic, 
Naomi Odell and Todd Horvath. 

Academy's Interdisciplinary Seminar 
Tackles Tough Issues 

From abortion to AIDS, the Governor 
Dummer Academy Interdisciplinary 
Seminars, now in their third successful year, 
have taken on some very WEIGHTY — AND 

The program is the brainchild of a 
group of Dartmouth College students who 
came to campus in 1991. "I received a letter 
from the director of the Dartmouth College 
School of Education, who was trying to iden- 
tify teaching opportunities for students," said 
GDA Academic Dean Brian Lenane. "I noti- 
fied him of my desire to devise an interdisci- 
plinary program for our students that focused 
on the most timely issues of the day." 

Thanks to the work of the Dartmouth 
students, Lenane, other GDA faculty mem- 
bers and several students, the bi-weekly 
Seminar was designed to cross the bound- 
aries of individual subjects. 

"Topics have ranged from abortion to 
free speech," said Mr. Lenane. "The seminar 
forces students to think beyond the tenets of 
any one discipline. Students incorporate 
everything they have learned at the Academy 
in discussions that focus on events that are 
occurring in the world around them." 

This year the program is under the dir- 
ection of Fine Arts Department Chair Chris- 
topher Stowens. The topic for this semester is 
"Ethical Questions for Generation 'Why'," a 
discussion of the ethical dilemmas presented 
by modern technology, including medical 
care, euthanasia, digital music sampling, com- 
puter piracy and social engineering. 

Other GDA faculty members involved 
with the seminar include Peter Southam (sci- 
ence), Tracy Henion (science), Janet Epstein 
(health) and William Quigley (history), who 
all offer their specific perspectives on each 

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topic. "This seminar is very exciting," said 
Stowens, "not only for the students, but for 
the faculty as well." 

"These topics are not safe, stagnant 
topics," said Stowens. "The topics we discuss 
change with each day's headlines." 

The students who join the seminar, 
according to Stowens, bring with them a 
great deal of passion and knowledge. To join 
the program, students must submit letters 
stating why they would like to take part. The 
letters are then screened by the Academic 
Affairs Committee, which chooses the partici- 
pants. The program is open to all students. 
"We limit the size of the seminar so that 
every student is involved," said Stowens. 

The only requirements for the program 
are that students read, observe, think and add 
to the group dynamic. The one major rule of 
the program is that comments made by indi- 
viduals remain within the program. "This is a 
program based largely on students' opinions, 
and they should not feel inhibited by a fear 
that their opinions will be spread around 
campus," said Lenane. 

Students do not receive grades for the 
program, merely a .3 grade point towards 
their graduation requirements. "The Inter- 
disciplinary Seminar Program is not about 
grades," said Mr. Lenane. "It is about the 
sharing of ideas and opinions in an open 

"This is truly one of the most exciting 
and innovative courses offered at the Acad- 
emy," said Stowens. "It is a pleasure to be 
involved with it." 

Trustees Elect Werner 

The Governor Dummer Academy 
Board of Trustees has voted to elect former 
Westminster School headmaster DONALD 
H. WERNER to its ranks, according to GDA 
Trustees President Dodge D. Morgan '50 P'92. 

Werner served as Westminster's head 
from 1970 through 1993, having taught there 
since 1960. He began his career in 1955 with 
the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps in 
France, returning in 1958 to the U.S. to teach 
at The Peddie School, his alma mater. 

He earned his bachelor's degree in 
English from Yale University, and a master's 
degree in English from the University of 

Werner serves on a variety of boards, 
including the Headmasters Association (of 
which he has been secretary and president), 
the Commission on Independent Schools of 
the New England Association of Schools and 
Colleges, the Connecticut Association of 
Independent Schools, Hartt College of Music, 
the University of Hartford and Indian 
Mountain, Renbrook and The Peddie schools. 

"We are delighted to welcome Don 
Werner to our Board," said Morgan. "With his 
vast experience and expertise in independent 
education, he is sure to become an extremely 
valuable voice in our long-term strategic 

Governor Dummer Academy Night at 
the Pops 

The Governor Dummer Academy 
Alumni Council is sponsoring an EVENING 
AT THE BOSTON POPS, Sunday, May 22 at 

7:30 p.m. at 
BOSTON Symphony Hall, 

^\ JP*~7 S^\ // The Academy 

Y\^-'^ Y\ / 1 has obtained a 

I) ^S > |/V\ block of excellent 

J) \\\] /) \\ seats at the Pops 
^- *\ performance, and 

they are being 
offered to 
alumni /ae, par- 
ents and friends at 
the face price of $35 each. The program for 
the evening is scheduled to be a tribute to late 
Boston Pops Director Arthur Fiedler. 

For more information, please contact 
the GDA Alumni Office at 508/465-1763. 

GDA Plans Receptions, Phonathons 

The Governor Dummer Academy 
Alumni/ae Office is planning several recep- 
tions and phonathons for the months leading 
up to Reunion. 

The first reception will take place May 
10 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the PORTLAND 
Headmaster Peter W. Bragdon will attend 
and give guests a brief overview of new 
developments and accomplishments at the 

The highlight of the evening will be a 
performance by the Alumni Meistersingers, 
accompanied by Old Guard faculty member 
Ben Stone. 

Arrangements are also being made for 
a Cape Cod reception, to be held May 19 at 
the Wianno Country Club in Osterville. 
Invitations to this event will be mailed soon. 

The GDA Development Office has also 
scheduled several phonathons for the upcom- 
ing months in an attempt to increase Annual 
Fund participation, particularly among 
younger alumni/ae. 

"Phonathons are our most effective 
means of reaching everyone," said Director of 
Development Karen McGinley "They present 
us with an outstanding opportunity to reach 
out to members of the GDA community." 

The first two phonathons are sched- 
uled for April 19 and 20 from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. 
in the Alumni/ae Office at GDA. The next 
phonathon, scheduled for May 3 from 6:00 to 
9:00 p.m., will be held at H.C. Wainright & 
Co. at One Boston Place. The last two 
phonathons will be held May 17 and June 15 
from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the Alumni/ae 
Office at GDA. 

If you have questions or need further 
information on upcoming receptions or 
phonathons, contact Benjamin Armstrong '85, 
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and 
Development, at 508/465-1763. 

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Annual Fund Nears Goal 

The 1993-94 Governor Dummer 
Academy Annual Fund is well on its way to 
MEETING ITS GOAL OF $575,000, accord- 
ing to Director of Development Karen E. 

Total giving to the Annual Fund was 
over $477,000 — or more than 83% of the 
goal — as of March 14, 1994. Alumni/ae 
and current parent participation are strong, 
as each is showing increases over this time 
last year. 

"I am very pleased with this year's 
Annual Fund," said McGinley. "Participation 
remains of the utmost importance. Every 
gift, no matter how large or small, makes a 
difference." She stressed the importance of 
participation by GDA's young alumni/ae. 

The Parents' Fund is doing particu- 
larly well. As of March 14, over $58,000 had 
been raised toward the goal of $100,000. The 
Senior Parents' Fund currently stands at 
more than $33,000, or 67% of the $50,000 

The Academy's Annual Fund year 
ends on June 30, and all donors and pro- 
spective donors are urged to make their gifts 
and fulfill their pledges before that date. 

Honor Society Members Elected 

Nineteen students have been elected 
to the Governor Dummer Academy Honor 
Society, which recognizes students who have 
to the extracurricular life of the Academy. 

Seniors inducted into the Society at a 
formal dinner on February 22 include Nicole 

A. Abdulla, James S. Cavanaugh, Kurt R. 
Danielson, Michael B. Foster, Luke A. 
Franco, Timothy C. O'Keefe, Matthew T 
Prunier, Karen E. Silver, Belle C. Struck and 
Chunbai R. Zhang. 

Juniors inducted include Marisela 
Aguilera, Deborah Barry, Jacqueline Bean, 
Amy M. Benedict, Laurie A. Carrier, Ashley 

B. Russell, Akinobu Sato, Myrtlean K. 
Stockdale and Eric J. Whittier. 

The full Governor Dummer Academy 
faculty nominates candidates on the basis of 
their extracurricular achievements. The final 
decisions and appointments are then made 
by a committee of six faculty members. 
Current Honor Society Members, elected last 
year, include seniors Kristian A. Carey, 
Brendan M. Forrest, Kasey E. McGarrigle, 
Jennifer L. Mulloy and Rebecca L. Vieira. 

GDA Plans for Summer Success 

The Governor Dummer Academy 
Summer Program is preparing a full slate of 
activities for its THIRD CONSECUTIVE 

Summer courses being offered include 
Macintosh for Kids, Junior High Maths, 
Geometry, Theatre Arts, Music, Creative 


Dance, Drawing and Painting, Photography, 
Karate and Basketball, along with various 
other academic and athletic courses for stu- 
dents of all ages. 

Last year, the Summer Program 
increased its revenues by more than 12 per- 
cent over the previous season — for a total of 
more than $200,000 — and Summer Program 
Director Linda Thomson looks for still fur- 
ther success this season. "I am very excited 
about the upcoming summer," said 
Thomson. "We have added several new pro- 
grams, including a course in English as a sec- 
ond language." 

The Summer Program is a fully self- 
supporting entity and represents one of 
GDA's most important revenue sources. 

A complete listing of summer pro- 
grams is available in the GDA Summer 
Program brochure. For copies of the 
brochure, more information or registration 
forms, please contact Thomson in the 
Summer Program Office at 508/462-4298. 

Kraft is Common Book Author 

Author Eric Kraft visited the GDA 
campus April 7 to discuss his latest novel 
with the GDA community as part of the 

Common Book: Eric Kraft's Wliere Do You Stop? 
was the featured book for the Academy's Common 
Book Program. Kraft visited the GDA campus April 
7 and 8. 

Academy's Common Book Program. 

Kraft's novel WHERE DO YOU 
STOP? was the featured work in the 
Common Book Program, under which all 
students and faculty members read and dis- 
cuss a book from various academic aspects. 

Wliere Do You Stop? is part of a series 
of Kraft novels entitled The Personal History, 
Adventures, Experiences and Observations of 

Peter Leroy. In Where Do You Stop?, the ficti- 
tious Peter Leroy writes about his his 11- 
year-old self, just entering adolescence. Peter 
is assigned a science project — with no dead- 
line — by the beautiful Miss Rheingold, who 
asks Peter to answer the question "Where do 
you stop?" The novel is Peter Leroy's answer 
to Miss Rheingold's question — 30 years 

Kraft visited several GDA classes 
April 7 and 8, and presented a convocation 
entitled "Peter Leroy and Me: The Origin 
and Development of My Work" on April 7. 
Kraft also gave a reading from "The Static of 
Spheres," a segment of his novel Little Follies. 

This year, the Common Book Program 
is directed by History Department Chairman 
William Quigley. 

Olympic Medalist Named Track 

Governor Dummer Academy has 
JOHN THOMAS its new men's and wom- 
en's track coordinator. 

Thomas, a 1963 graduate of Boston 
University, was a four-time All- American at 
B.U. and a two-time Olympian as a high 
jumper. In 1959, at the age of 17, Thomas 
became the first man to clear seven feet 
indoors, doing so at the prestigious Millrose 
Games in Madison Square Garden. In 1960, 
he represented the United States at the Rome 
Olympics, and captured the bronze medal 
with a jump of seven feet, one quarter 
inches. At the 1964 Tokyo games, Thomas 
cleared seven feet, one and three-quarter 
inches — an Olympic record — to tie for first 
place with Valery Brumel of the Soviet 
Union. Brumel was awarded the gold medal 
on the basis of fewer misses — the first time 
an Olympic high jump gold medal was 
decided in such fashion — while Thomas 
received the silver medal. 

Thomas broke the world record five 
times in his career, and was inducted into the 
National Track and Field Hall of Fame in 
1989. He has served on the United States 
Olympic Committee Advisory Board, as well 
as on the boards of the Boston Athletic 
Association and the United States Olympians 

Britton, Student Exhibits on Display 

GDA faculty member Roberta 
Waterston Britton's show, "IMAGES OF 
on display in the Carl Youngman Gallery of 
the Kaiser Visual Arts Center from April 22 
to May 15. 

Britton, who teaches introductory fine 
arts and studio arts courses, returned to cam- 

pus in September after a two-year sabbatical 
in the Canary Islands. During that time, she 
taught at the American School of Las Palmas, 
completed works in oil crayon, acrylic and 
oil. More than 20 pieces from this period and 
beyond will be on display at the show. 

An opening reception will be held on 
Friday, April 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. Britton will 

Student Art: This draining by Miclmel Angelis '95 
will be among those displayed as part of the Art of 
Governor Durmner Academy Students exhibit May 
20 through June 3 in the Kaiser Visual Arts Center. 

offer a slide presentation, entitled "Two 
Years in the Canaries" from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. 

"The Art of Governor Dummer 
Academy Students" will be presented from 
May 20 to June 3, also in the Carl Youngman 
Gallery. An opening reception will be held 
Friday, May 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. 

Gallery Hours are Monday through 
Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appoint- 
ment. For further information, call 508/465- 

GDA Looking for JFK 

The GDA Library is looking for books, 
magazines and newspapers regarding John 
F. Kennedy and his ASSASSINATION to 
complete its collection. 

"Our collection of books on J.F.K. has 
dwindled over the years," said GDA librar- 
ian Mary Leary. "The students are taking an 
interest in the assassination and we need to 
make a wider selection of resources available 
to them." 

Leary said that there is a need for any 
type of literature relating to Kennedy. She 
also noted that many of the books relating to 
the subject are out of print, so they cannot be 
purchased by conventional means. "There 
are some very important volumes that we do 
not have that are out of print," said Leary, 
citing the Warren Commission Report as one 

If you would like to donate a volume, 
or have any questions or comments regard- 
ing the Academy's J.F.K. collection, call 
Leary at 508/465-1763. 

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Continued from page 

front of him, but he elects to throw to the tight 
end, who has beaten the coverage. The pass is 
completed after time expires and Brooks wins 

Eight o'clock that night, Poirot is basking 
in glory, although with the usual post-game 
headache. The phone rings and it is coach Ed 
Rybicki from Governor Dummer. He has called 
to congratulate Poirot on the character of his 
team. . .not on the win, but on their character. 
He is gracious and sincere. Poirot is speechless. 
If the roles were reversed, Poirot would not be 
talking to his wife and children, let alone the 
opposing coach. He has never had such a 
phone call before or since. 

In all the years that I coached against Ed 
Rybicki, I was always one step behind him. Just 
when I would figure out that his plan was to 
run to the tight end, into the sideline, and 
adjust my defense accordingly, he was already 
into the next phase of his game plan, leaving 
me behind. When I anticipated the blitz, he 
would double cover, and when I least expected 
it he would stunt. After each game, when I had 
reviewed the films and taken apart his game 
plan, I was always amazed by the soundness 
and creativity of it. I would get ready for the 
next year using that film, but knowing deep 
inside that he would have moved on conceptu- 
ally, and that I could not beat him by out- 
preparing him, only by out-thinking him 
during the game, which I never felt I did. 

I wish I could have paid my respects to 
the man I admire and respect without qualifica- 
tion in the field of football coaching. I will con- 
tinue to tell the above story to young men - 
players and coaches - as an example of where 
Brooks would like to be in relation to its oppo- 
nents. In that respect Eddie's name will live on 
at this school, as well it should. I am thankful 
that I did indeed once tell him how much his 
call had meant to me and my maturing as a 
coach. I cannot believe that he is gone, and that 
I will not be able to talk to him again when I'm 
at Governor Dummer. Only those who coached 
against him - and prepared as hard as he and I 
always did - could ever know how good a foot- 
ball coach he was. 

Sincerely yours, 
William K. Poirot 
Brooks School 

T T T 

December 30, 1 993 Against All Odds 

Dear Peter and Dottie, 

We were devastated by the news of Ed 
Rybicki's death, as we know Colin will be when 
he returns home from SEA Semester next week. 
Ed was Colin's advisor for both of his years at 
GDA as well as his dorm master, teacher and, 
ultimately, friend. To us he was a source of con- 
stant support, information and thoughtfulness. 
We always had the feeling that he took a special 
interest in Colin - a feeling, we're sure, that 
must have been shared by all of his students 
and their parents. 

Beyond the two of you, Ed was GDA to 
us. He truly embodied the school's motto: Not 
for self but for others. You're probably familiar 
with the Henry Adams quote that a teacher's 
influence goes on forever. In that sense, Ed 
touched our lives, our son's life and the lives of 
hundreds of others. He was a good man, and he 
will be sorely missed. 

Also, our hearts go out to you. Please 
know that you are in our thoughts and prayers 
for this loss and for the others you have suf- 


Peter and Laurie O'Neill P'93 

Greenwich, CT 

T T T 

Dear Mr. Bragdon, 

Not long ago, Jack Piatelli was visiting 
Avon on "lacrosse business", and he informed 
me of two "openings" at GDA - English teacher 
and lacrosse coach. He knew no further details. 
Curiosity nagging, I called Larry Piatelli, only 
to discover the harrowing news of Ed Rybicki's 

I had Mr. Rybicki for eleventh grade 
English, and he was also my dorm master in 
Ingham. I remember the one-on-one paper-eval- 
uation conferences he would hold in his study; 
he would critique the paper meticulously and 
fairly. One always felt satisfied after meeting 
with him. He respected me as a student and 
person, and I have learned that this is the key to 
a healthy student-teacher relationship. 

The news of Ed Rybicki is tragic. But if 
there is a community that pulls together, it is 

Robert T. Low '82 
Avon, CT 

February 24, 1994 

Dear Peter, 

Just a note to tell you how much I 
enjoyed Roberto Arguello's article in the winter 
issue of The Archon. Searching for Peace in 
Nicaragua - Against All Odds is a fascinating 
piece of work by an extremely energetic and 
dedicated man. Roberto cuts a very wide path 
in South Florida and obviously way beyond. 
Thanks for the insight. 


Ted Stitt '42 

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 

T T ▼ 


February 26, 1994 
Good Morning, 

Some observations/questions on the 
recent issue of The Archon which I greatly 
enjoyed, as usual: 

Why take up the space to publish a cal- 
endar which is hopelessly out of date by the 
time the issue is received? I received my issue 
on February 24th. The last events covered are 
for February 26th. 

It would be nice to see photographs of 
some of the capital improvements to which we 
are requested to contribute. How about before 
and after pictures like they run in the Boston 
Globe Magazine from time to time? 

I was pleased to see that a convocation 
on AIDS was held this fall, but why was it nec- 
essary to identify Kerry Carson as "a 20-year- 
old heterosexual woman?" 


Robert Canterbury '64 

Boston, MA 

(Editor's reply: Assuming that the word "heterosex- 
ual" is at the center of your question, we felt - and 
continue to feel - that it was important to specify her 
orientation for the edification of our readers. While 
most of us realize that AIDS is not a "homosexual 
disease," it would be icrong - not to mention dan- 
gerous - to assume that everyone is so enlightened. 
Much of the impact of Kerry Carson's appearance at 
GDA stems from the fact that she is not a member of 
any so-called "high risk" group. And that should 
give us all pause. DLB) 

T T T 

The Archon 7 Spring 1994 

Fours and Nine 

TT une is fast approaching, and with 
it another Governor Dummer 
Academy Reunion. Whether the 
fifth or fiftieth, Reunion marks a 
J m iles tone for every gradua te who 
has taken the leap over the wall and 
into the future. This year's Reunion is 
especially meaningful for classes whose 
years end in the numbers four or nine. 
For those classes we have prepared a 
brief look back at the years of their 

1944 - 50th Reunion 

One-hundred and forty-eight 
boys entered the Academy to begin 
the 1943-44 academic year, including 
ten eighth graders who were admitted 
to GDA to make up for the loss of 
upperclassmen to World War II. "So 
successful was the undertaking/' said 
The Archon, "that now, even with a 
great many of this year's senior class 
in the armed forces, the present enroll- 
ment at the school is larger than it was 
a year ago." 

In an attempt to aid the war 

effort, Academy students and 
faculty volunteered to man the 
new aircraft recognition post 
in Byfield. The GDA shift 
was from 4-6 p.m. in the 
afternoon. Students aided 
the war effort in other ways, 
too: Dennis Andersen and an 18-stu- 
dent committee raised $465.50 for the 
American Red Cross — the 
Academy's largest total ever. 

Art Sager's Glee Club had a 
very busy season. The club traveled to 
Danvers High School, the Sanders 
Theater and Harvard College to join 
groups from Dana Hall, the Walnut 
Hill School and Andover to present 
Faure's Requiem Mass. The Glee Club 
was the first group to perform The 
Great Armored Corps, a piece written 
by Mrs. George Patton for her hus- 
band, the leader of the Seventh Army 
in the Mediterranean. 

Members of Cum Laude, 
announced in May, included David 
Ambrose, Dennis Andersen, George 
Christie, J. Hall Cushman, Steve 
Kauffman, Harry Lawson, Jr., Paul 
Mullen, George Pollin, Jr., John Scott , 
James Waugh and Alan Welch. 

The Archon 8 Spring 1994 


Convene in Byfield 

At Commencement, the Morse 
Flag was awarded to Francis Wood- 
ward Martin, while Remington 
Alonzo Clark and George Basil 
Christie received the Master's Prize 
and Thorndike Hilton Cup, respec- 

1949 - 45th Reunion 

The Academy began the 1948-49 
school year with a capacity enrollment 
of 214, the highest total in Academy 

The class of 1949 saw several 
additions made to the GDA commu- 
nity throughout the year. Heb Evans 
joined the faculty in September as a 
mathematics master teacher. In the 
spring, two new all-weather tennis 
courts were constructed in the field 
north of Cottage, and on April 11, 
ground was broken for Alumni 
Gymnasium. The first school band 
was organized by Everett Sirois of 
Newburyport and advised by faculty 
member Robin Goodenough. Nearly 
30 boys tried out. 

The February 26, 1949 edition of 
The Archon contained a challenge to 
GDA parents — a sample of the 

vocabulary tests with which "Mr. 
Thomas McC. Mercer, Head of the 
English Department, has been tortur- 
ing his students and even his col- 
leagues." Mr. Mercer offered to score 
the tests of any parents willing to 
accept the challenge. When all was 
said and done, the parents performed 
better than students and faculty 

On the athletic 
fields, the GDA football 
team, behind the leader- 
ship of A. Brockelman ^ > 
Martin, earned a 
record of 6-1, includ- 
ing an exciting 14-13 
victory over Moses 
Brown. The 
Governors basket- 
ball team went 10- 
3 over the winter, 
and in the spring 
captured the 
Class B Cham- 
pionship at the 
School Tourney in 

GDA also saw a changing of the 
guard — of sorts — as Tom Mercer 
passed on his duties as spokesman for 
Poohbah, Potentate of Pushball, at 
least for a few years, to Brown Bear I, 
Kenneth E. Brown. 

William Loring Chamberlin was 
awarded the Morse Hag at Commen- 
cement, while David Payson King 
was given the Master's Prize and John 

Charles Canepa the Thorndike 
Hilton Cup. 


The Archon 9 Spring 1994 



1954 - 40th Reunion 

In 1954, the Academy received 
the second largest bequest in its his- 
tory, a $250,000 gift from the late Miss 
Zefla M. Williams, a distant cousin of 
Headmaster Edward Williams Eames, 
to be added to the Academy's general 
endowment funds. 

The 1953-54 Glee Club enjoyed a 
banner year. One-hundred and forty 
students tried out for the club in the 
fall, and Art Sager was forced to 
choose the 60 best voices. The group 
performed at several venues, joined 
by other schools, including the annual 
New England Prep School Music 
Festival at Symphony Hall. Sager and 
seven members of the Glee Club also 
appeared, along with representatives 
from several other schools, on a half- 
hour television program sponsored by 
WBZ and the Boston Globe. 

GDA athletics were thrust into 
the future, as lights were installed at 
Ingham Rink and the first game was 
played in The By field Bowl, an 18-6 
victory for the football team over 
Groton. The most successful team of 
the year was undoubtedly varsity soc- 
cer, which finished the season unde- 
feated, the first in GDA history, and 
won the Gummere Cup. At season's 
end, head coach Buster Navins pre- 
sented the MVP award to the entire 
team, which had broken every school 
scoring record. In the spring, the base- 
ball team played one of the 
most ^ 



Seniors: Can IP" 

lde nnfy^ da ^ er 

members of foe* 

memorable games in 

the school's history 

— a scoreless 13- 

inning battle with 

Tabor before the 

Spring Milestone 

Dance guests. The 

volleyball season 

saw Mr. Stone's 

Peach Pits from 

the Fruit League 

defeat Mr. 

Witherspoon's Cabbage 

Heads from the Vegetable League. 

Bradford Crane was the recipi- 
ent of the Morse Hag at Commence- 
ment. John Nash received the Master's 
Prize, and David Ellis was awarded 
the Thorndike Hilton Cup. 

1959 - 35th Reunion 

The class of '59 was the final 
class to graduate under Headmaster 
Eames, who retired at the end of the 
year. His replacement, announced in 
January of 1959, was Valleau Wilkie, 
who served as Headmaster for 13 

Early in the year, a fugitive fled 
across campus and, as the Milestone 
noted, "uncovered the natural heroic 
tendencies of the masters in aiding the 

GDA was also the site of several 
innovations in 1959. The state-of-the- 
art Huggins Field 
and Track, donated 
by David E. 
Huggins '39 and his 
mother as a memo- 
rial to G. Ellsworth 
Huggins, was con- 
structed at a cost 
of $100,000. It was 
ready for use in 
the spring of 

Yet another 
GDA innovation 
was "Suzie," a 
pigeon trained 
by Paul Griffin 
to bring the 
scores of out- 
of-town base- 
ball games 
back to 
GDA. The 
Archon noted 

Gentl etnenX n 

le me n I n 

Cor Por ate l nth ^Ucce Ssfullook 

l9 54 enjoying 

that, "Coach Navins 
will personally band and release it at 
the end of the ninth inning. Keeper 
Johnson will time her arrival and 
decode the message for transmittal to 
the metropolitan journals." 

The GDA wrestling team fin- 
ished the season at 9-0 to become only 
the second undefeated wrestling team 
in Academy history. Team captain 
Lawrence Churchill, III, was the New 
England Champion at 147 pounds. 

At Commencement, 1959 class 
president C. Randolph Light received 
the Morse Hag, and Peter Sherin was 
awarded the Academy Prize. The 
Thorndike Hilton Cup was awarded 
to Howard Med wed. 

1964 - 30th Reunion 

The 1964 Milestone was dedi- 
cated to Buster Navins. The dedica- 
tion read, in part, "For 28 years he has 
been a faithful mentor both in the 
classroom and on the playing field. 
He has helped prepare boys for future 
academic endeavors, and he has 
developed many great athletes. His 
sincere interest in all phases of school 
life has made him an integral part of 
the success of the Academy." 

The Glee Club, once again, had a 
tremendous year. Not only did they 
appear at the annual New England 
Prep School Festival, held in Kresge 
Hall at M.I.T., but also at the World's 
Fair in New York City. The club also 
sang for the New York Alumni 
Organization and spent the night at 
the Waldorf-Astoria. The following 
day they performed in the New 
England Pavilion and the RCA 
Pavilion at the fair. 

Continued on page 20 

The Archon 10 Spring 1994 



R o 

I L 

Lisa S. Palais '76 


Justice for 
7 All" 

With a determined mix of 
social conscience and pragma- 
tism, alumna Lisa Palais 
'76 is helping the elderly main- 
tain their legal rights. But if 
you think she's just another 
bleeding heart do-gooder. . . 
well, think again. 

Lisa Palais '76 is tired. You 
can hear it in her voice as 
she answers her phone at 
the Atlanta (Georgia) Legal 
Aid Society. It's five o'clock, 
and she's had a difficult day. A case 
she's been working on for the past 
year and half has been settled today, 
and Palais hasn't quite sorted out her 
feelings about it. 

An attorney, Palais defies most 
people's definitions of the modern 
legal practitioner. For her, the law is 
something she takes personally; she's 
working to rectify some of the prob- 
lems she sees around her with her 
own unique brand of social con- 
science and clear-eyed pragmatism. 

Palais is quick to explain that the 
kind of law she's practicing generally 
isn't groundbreaking, precedent-set- 
ting law; she's representing the 
elderly, protecting them from people 
who would take advantage of them 
and helping them receive benefits and 
monies they're due. And it's not very 
glamorous, either; most of her clients 
are poor, and most of her cases would 
never be undertaken by private attor- 

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neys. But while Palais acknowledges 
that her work is a mere "band-aid" for 
some of society's ills, she says she 
derives more personal satisfaction in 
this milieu than she would have by 
taking her 1988 Georgetown 
University law degree to Wall Street. 

For now, though, she's still stew- 
ing over today's settlement. It was a 
home repair case in which an elderly 
widower had been taken in by an 
apparently unscrupulous contractor 
seeking to extract more than $30,000 
for his services. The contractor had 
failed to observe the three-day "cool- 
ing-off" period the law mandates in 
such home improvement contracts, 
and had begun work almost immedi- 
ately after Palais' client had signed the 
agreement. The client, says Palais, 
"knew he'd been taken advantage of," 
and the builder was trying to hold 
him to his contract to pay $17,500 plus 
13.5 percent interest through 2001. 

"Our arguments were a little on 
the creative side," Palais says, manag- 
ing a laugh. "They weren't the tried 
and true arguments," but after "the 

■ •'■■' 

court decided in our favor on one of 
the issues," the client agreed to settle 
at the $7,000 he'd already paid for the 
work that was completed. "The client 
feels vindicated, and I feel vindicated 
for him," she says, obviously still 
mulling it over. "It's not perfect, but it 
was a good result — a good result for 
the client," she affirms, noting with 
regret that the settlement did not 
include any attorneys' fees. But that, 
after all, is why Legal Aid accepted 
the case: "It is very unlikely that a pri- 
vate attorney would have taken this 
case," Palais says. "There just wasn't a 
lot of money to be made." 

Palais brightens a little when 
asked about the net effect of the case. 
"We sent a message to that company 
that they have to respect the three-day 
cooling-off period," she says. She 
admits with an almost imperceptible 
reluctance that in this role she is a 
"kind of a watchdog," but she's quick 
to add, "but we miss a lot." 

It becomes increasingly apparent 
to anyone listening to Palais that she 
has few illusions about herself or her 
work, the latter of which she takes 
nonetheless seriously. Checking her- 
self on the imperfection of the day's 
settlement, she reminds herself aloud, 
"I need to be more realistic." An 
objective observer would disagree: 
Her straightforward manner demon- 
strates that she already has a clear and 
unobstructed view of reality. 

Take, for example, her recollec- 
tions of GDA. Palais did not want to 
attend Governor Dummer; on this 
point she is eminently clear. Happily 
ensconced in her hometown school in 
Swampscott, she was coerced into a 
campus visit by her alumnus father 
(Donald Palais '45). She is surprised to 
learn of a note taken by Old Guards- 
man and former Admissions Director 
John Witherspoon after their initial 
meeting: "Seems a good, bright, pleas- 
ant girl. Would that all alumni off- 
spring were the same," he wrote. "I 
liked him," she says, adding in retro- 
spect, "I'm glad I went to Governor 
Dummer." Reflecting again, she notes, 
"I can see now I was just afraid of 
change. But I'm getting better at it." 

"...Just because you're old 

and you're ill, it doesn't mean 

that somebody can run your 

life. I get kind of indignant; 

it makes me angry." 

"I didn't participate in Com- 
munity Service on a regular basis 
while I was at Governor Dummer," 
says Palais, explaining that today's 
institutionalized GDA Community 
Service Program was in its infancy in 
the early 1970s. An honor roll student 
and captain of the basketball team, 
Palais says she formed some of her 
strongest friendships — ones that con- 
tinue 19 years hence — while at 
Governor Dummer. She has no diffi- 
culty citing her faculty influences as 
well: James Adams, David Williams, 
David Abusamra, Pierre Baratelli and 
Michael Moonves (the last of whose 
history class, Palais remembers, she 
pulled her first "all-nighter" for). In 
light of her current work, it should 
come as little surprise that, at 
Commencement 1976, Palais should 
win the Gaffney Prize as the senior 
who "has been most considerate of 
the rights, opinions and sensibilities of 

From GDA, Palais attended 
Kenyon College, graduating in 1981 
with a degree in philosophy. (Palais' 
mother boasted in an August, 1981 
letter to Class Notes that Palais had 
graduated magna cum laude, though 
the younger Palais modestly demurs, 
saying she doesn't recall that honor. A 
copy of the Kenyon graduation pro- 
gram attached to her mother's letter, 

however, corroborates it.) 

After college, Palais moved to 
Paris, where she taught English to 
French businessmen and -women 
while working as a concierge in a 
ninth arrondissement residential 
building. "I got married and divorced 
there" during her three-year stay, she 
says equably, "and came back to the 
U.S. and started over again." It was at 
that point that she entered 
Georgetown Law. With a grateful 
laugh, she adds, "I don't think every- 
one gets second and third chances to 
start over." 

Palais went to work at Atlanta 
Legal Aid immediately after gradua- 
tion from Georgetown Law. "I wanted 
to have a job lined up before I got out 
of law school, " she says, noting that 
she spent some time interviewing 
with various law firms. She says it 
became obvious to her immediately 
that corporate law was not the way 
for her: "It just wasn't a good fit." 
Looking back, she says, "I don't think 
I had a very good grasp of what it 
was all about before I went to law 
school." If she had, she says she 
would have gone to Northeastern 
University's law school, which is 
known for its specialization in public 
interest law. "I think I might have 
benefited more from going there," she 
says, reflecting on her decision "to go 
the best law school I could get into." 
Without disparaging Georgetown, she 
says that its law school is more 
attuned to producing corporate 
lawyers than Legal Aid advocates. 

"I'm not really motivated by the 
things you need to be motivated by in 
big law firms," Palais says, adding 
that her parents afforded her the 
opportunity to make such choices. "I 
was very lucky that I didn't have 
large debts" from her schooling; her 
parents covered most of the cost of 
her education, says Palais, noting that 
"a lot of the people I graduated with 
had to go to work to pay off theirs." 

Palais says she wanted to find a 
job that was "personally worthwhile 
— constructive and worthwhile, and I 
was very much concerned about hav- 
ing a job in which I could support 
myself." Legal Aid, she says, serves 

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both those purposes: "I can do some- 
thing good and take care of myself at 
the same time." 

Lest anyone label her a purely 
idealistic do-gooder, however, Palais 
is quick to point out that her choice of 
specialty within the law — the elderly 
— was pragmatically motivated. "I 
realized that the population of the 
country is aging, and there would def- 
initely be a lot of clients. It's one of the 
areas in the law that would expand in 
the future," she says, adding, "It 
made sense to me in a practical way." 

Palais is not so idealistic that she 
expects the good guys to win every 
time, either. In one of her cases, which 
cuts to the center of the raging 
national health care debate, Palais 
attempted to force an HMO to pay for 
a dying man's new and expensive 
prescription drug therapy. For the 
client, who was in the terminal phase 
of his illness, the $l,000-a-month med- 
icine was the only hope for survival. 
The HMO argued, however, that there 
was no concrete proof that he could 
be saved at all because of his 
advanced age and severe condition. 
"My reaction is, 'So?'," Palais says, her 
ire rising. "I wanted to give him a 
chance. I resented the fact that just 
because he was old and sick he didn't 
get it." The client ultimately died 
without receiving the medication, she 
explains after a pause. "The HMO 
had a decent legal position," she says, 
becoming philosophical. "They have 
limited resources" — a position famil- 
iar to her in her work. Reflecting on 
the experience, she finds a positive 
note: "We prevailed in spirit, but not 
in reality." 

Palais is similarly philosophical 
about a bankruptcy case in which she 
"helped the client remain in his 
home." While she won this one, the 
client eventually was unable to com- 
ply with the terms of his bankruptcy 
settlement, and therefore he was 
evicted. "I don't regret bringing the 
case," says Palais. "After all, we 
helped him remain in his home a little 

Palais speaks with pride — and 
obvious affect — about an early case 
whose outcome was more positive. 

She represented an older, disabled 
woman whose daughter was attempt- 
ing to gain guardianship over her. 
"She had disabilities, but her needs 
were being met," Palais explains of 
the client, who previously had been 
mistreated while living with her 
daughter. "She felt that her mother 
was her property," she says with obvi- 
ous irritation. "But just because you're 
old and just because you're ill, it does- 
n't mean that somebody can run your 
life. I get kind of indignant; it makes 
me angry." 

Palais made it possible for this 
client to live independently as long as 
she was able, and then to select her 
sister — rather than her abusive 
daughter — as her care-giver. Ultim- 
ately, the woman became ill and died, 
Palais says, noting that she continues 
to represent the sister. "It's a nice rela- 
tionship," says Palais, adding quickly 
that she is not "the family lawyer" — 
a pitfall of such relationships. 

"As long as we keep profit 

as the motive for what people 

do, I don't think it's going to 

change. We have to reform 

our political system and 

our society." 

"I used to try to do a lot more 
for my clients," Palais says, "but it 
doesn't help people to do everything 
for them. The more people can do for 
themselves, the better it is for every- 
one." From time to time, Palais says 
she has to "do a reality check" to 
determine whether her time could be 
better spent helping others, rather 
than performing tasks her clients can 
do for themselves. 

"There's so much poverty and 
homelessness," Palais says, reflecting 
on the state of American society. "We 
don't have a society in which a lot of 
people have the basic necessities of 
life." She says she has little faith that 
the current systems can change any- 
thing: "We take care of one person, 

and another one comes in.... We're 
helping people, but we're not neces- 
sarily changing anything. We don't 
really solve the problems." 

What will solve the problems? 
"As long as we keep profit as a 
motive for what people do," she says, 
"I don't think it's going to change." 
Palais says, "we have to reform our 
political system and our society." 
Considering the immensity of that 
statement a moment, she laughs. "I'm 
not advocating violent revolution," 
she says, and then adds, "I don't feel a 
great sense of despair all the time. It's 
just that what we're doing is not a 

"If I stay in the law," she says, 
making it clear that this may be a very 
big if, "I would like to stay in public 
interest law. I like the contact with the 
people." She adds, "I'm not one of 
those people who thrives on the 
courtroom experience; I would rather 
try to work something out." 
Explaining that she recently has taken 
a course in mediation, which she 
regards as a "nice alternative to litiga- 
tion," Palais says she's begun explor- 
ing other paths. Asked whether she 
might be interested in politics, she 
laughs: "I'm afraid I'm far too radical 
in my views to be elected. ..and I don't 
have the patience for it." 

In the meantime, Palais is work- 
ing in other arenas to improve life for 
others. She's involved in an organiza- 
tion called Women for Social Justice, 
whose mission is "to improve the sta- 
tus of women." She explains that she 
got involved in this volunteer effort 
after having become friends with an 
Iranian woman and a Pakistani 
woman. She's also teaching English to 
a pair of Afghani women through a 
"language partnering" volunteer pro- 

"I'm just an ordinary person," 
Palais says when a listener exclaims 
over her commitments and efforts to 
improve the lots of others. "I've had a 
lot of opportunities, and I've been 
very privileged — and going to 
Governor Dummer was one of them." 

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The Test of a 

Pulitzer Prize-winning author, 
psychiatrist and Harvard profes- 
sor Robert Coles says that grades 
and degrees don't necessarily 
make you a good person. . . and the 
lack of them doesn't make you a 
bad one. In his Martin Luther 
King, Jr. Day talk to the GDA 
community, he explains. . .and pro- 
vides some stirring illustrations. 


ou can have all the degrees in 
the world and still not be a good 
person," Dr. Robert Coles told 
the Governor Dummer Academy 
community on January 17. It seemed 
an odd message — and Coles himself 
acknowledged that fact — to present 
before an educational institution 
where students are necessarily con- 
cerned with their achievements, SAT 
scores, college plans and, ultimately, 
their careers. But Coles, the eminent 
Pulitzer Prize-winning author, child 

psychiatrist and Harvard professor, 
had come to GDA to discuss the true 
test of character: "how we behave to 
our fellow human beings." 

Coles had come to Governor 
Dummer as the keynote speaker for 
the Academy's annual Martin Luther 
King, Jr. Day program. History 
Department Chair William Quigley 
had invited him to speak after reading 
the latest of Coles' 50 books, The Call 
of Service (Houghton Mifflin, Decem- 
ber 1993). In that new volume, Coles 
reports on the findings of his research 
into "the deeply human impulse" to 
help others. Much of his research 
involved extensive interviews with 
teachers, human services workers and 
civil rights activists — an area in 
which Coles has been deeply involved 
for much of his life. 

Recognized as the pre-eminent 
authority on the inner lives of chil- 
dren, Coles has spent his career eluci- 
dating human motivations. He won 
the Pulitzer for his series of books 
entitled The Children of Crisis, while his 
recent book, The Spiritual Life of 
Children, achieved mass-market best- 
seller status. Quigley explains that 
Coles was chosen as the Martin 
Luther King, Jr. Day speaker because, 
"King himself would never have 
wanted it to be a purely black holiday; 
he wanted to be remembered as some- 
one who 'gave his life trying to help 

others.'" The Academy, which 
embraces community service as a 
graduation requirement and bears 
proudly its motto Non Sibi Sed Aliis 
(Not for self, but for others), chose to 
honor King's memory this year by 
commemorating that spirit of service. 

Coles, speaking before the 
assembled student body and faculty 
in Moseley Chapel, explained that his 
entry into the civil rights movement 
was largely fortuitous. He found him- 
self quite literally at the start of the 
movement when he reluctantly 
reported for the "doctors' draft" in 
1959 at an Air Force base in Biloxi, 
Mississippi. According to the draft 
laws of the time, all doctors were 
required to devote two years to the 
U.S. armed services, and while most 
of his fellow recent medical school 
graduates were being assigned to 
duty to Europe, Asia, California and 
Florida, Coles was sent — despite his 
protests — to America's Deep South 
to oversee a 48-bed psychiatric unit. 

Coles drove to Montgomery, 
Alabama for basic training. "We were 
given the rank of captain — big deal," 
he said irreverently — and taught the 
military's methods. "I discovered — 
never mind race — I discovered 
class," he said, referring with obvious 
distaste to the military's clearly 
defined caste distinctions between 
officers and enlisted personnel. 

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"They gave us guns and told us 
to shoot at targets. I had never even 
held a gun in my hie," he said, noting 
that he was soon congratulated by an 
instructor for having hit a bullseye. 
"Aiming at one bullseye, I hit 
another," Coles recalled, adding ironi- 
cally that he has always seen that as a 
metaphor for life. 

In Montgomery, Coles remem- 
bers driving past a church and seeing 
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s name listed as 
its pastor. King was in his late twenties 
at the time, and this was his first 
church assignment. "I had read the 
newspapers... and I knew that Mont- 
gomery had been through something," 
he said, adding as an aside, "What do 
we pay attention to? What really mat- 
ters to us?" when we read such reports 
from distant parts of the world. "So I 
went to the library to read what had 
happened there." He refreshed his 
memory with the story of Rosa Parks, 
a black woman who in 1955 had cho- 
sen to be arrested rather than give up a 
public bus seat that was designated for 
whites only. "By law, he repeated, 
stressing for his young audience the 
fact that segregation reflected both 
popular support and state sanction. 
"This was the beginning of what we 
now see as the modern civil rights 
movement," he said. 

A northerner unaccustomed to 
such outright displays of bigotry, Coles 

was shocked by what he found in the 
South: "There were no blacks in 
restaurants or in the mo vies... there 
were separate schools, and water 
fountains," he remembered. "All pub- 
lic places were segregated." Coles' 
"two years in hell with the military" 
was mitigated somewhat by trips 
from the "small, sleepy Southern 
town" of Biloxi to New Orleans. 

"The test of a life is not the 

scores one gets on the various 

tests in schools and colleges; 

the test of life is one's conduct: 

how we live with one another." 

On a trip to a medical meeting, 
and passing through the tony Garden 
District of New Orleans, Coles found 
himself in the midst of a traffic jam. 
After a few minutes, he left his car to 
ask a policeman what was wrong. "'A 
helluva lot's wrong,'" he recalled the 
officer's replying, peppering his fur- 
ther response with foul language. 
Responding to the policeman's sug- 
gestion that Coles go and look for 
himself, Coles said he found a large, 
angry crowd surrounding the 
entrance of the William Francz 
Elementary School. "The crowd was 

singing, 'Two, four, six, eight, we don't 
want to integrate.'" Coles admitted that 
this sounded especially odd to him, a 
psychiatrist, because "'Integration,' to 
me, was always a psychological word 
rather than a sociological one; it had to 
do with human development." 

He watched as a couple of cars 
pulled up in front of the school, "and 
there was a hush in the crowd, and 
people stared at the cars. And then out 
of the car came men in gray flannel 
suits — some of them with guns. And 
then, out of one car, came a couple of 
men and a little girl. And she had on a 
white dress and a white bow in her 
hair and white shoes , and she's carry- 
ing a lunch pail." She was a first-grader 
named Ruby Bridges, one of four black 
children who had been designated 
arbitrarily by a federal judge to begin 
the process of racial integration in the 
city's schools. As Ruby alighted from 
the car, Coles remembered, the angry 
crowd surged toward her, taunting her 
with racial epithets, and the marshals 
escorted her into the school. 

Coles said he watched this his- 
toric scene on the steps of the Francz 
school and wondered, "What is this lit- 
tle girl going through? What does this 
do to her?" To learn the answers to his 
questions, Coles sought out Ruby and 
her family and began meeting with 
them — and other families — twice 
each week. He learned that Ruby's par- 

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ents had been born in the Mississippi 
Delta region, poor, illiterate "farm peo- 
ple whose labor had created great 
wealth" for others in the Delta. They 
had moved to New Orleans, where 
Ruby's father got a job as a janitor and 
her mother scrubbed floors. As a result 
of Ruby's involvement in the desegre- 
gation program, however, Ruby's 
father was fired from his job. 

Coles' research, including numer- 
ous interviews with her teacher, 
revealed that Ruby "was doing rather 
well. Her teacher said she was fine. 
She slept well, ate well, and she told 
me she was enjoying this experience." 
But psychiatrist Coles said, "It you 
have a mind like mine, you don't nec- 
essarily believe what you hear — in 
fact, you make a specialty of not 
believing what you hear, and listening 
for other things." The anger, hatred 
and mortal threats from the all-white 
crowds boycotting the school surely 
must be affecting Ruby, he thought. 
"This is a brave effort of a child to get 
through a terrible crisis she will pay 
for in some way at some time." 

At the school one morning, 
Ruby's teacher watched from a win- 
dow as Ruby arrived with her usual 
phalanx of federal marshals to guide 
her safely through the menacing 
crowd. On this day, however, Ruby 
stopped on the steps and turned 
toward the crowd, which surged 
toward her and had to be held off by 
the marshals, their guns drawn. From 
within the building, the teacher 
watched as Ruby appeared to address 
the throng before turning and entering 
the school. 

Once inside, the teacher said, 
"Ruby, what happened?" 

Ruby said, "Nothing." 

The teacher asked if she had 
been talking to the crowd, but Ruby 
denied it. 

"But I saw your mouth moving," 
the teacher persisted. 

"I wasn't talking to those 
people," Ruby insisted. 

"Then, Ruby who were you 
talking to?" 

"I was talking to God," she said. 

The teacher related the story to 
Coles, who went to Ruby's home to 
discuss the story with her. "I was con- 
vinced this was evidence that this little 
girl was beginning — as we say in the 
vernacular — to crack," Coles recalled. 
He asked why she had chosen that 
time and place to address God. 

"Because I forgot to talk to him 
when I usually do," Ruby replied. 
Coles then learned that, through an 
arrangement with the marshals, Ruby 
stopped at a certain intersection every 
morning on the way to school to pray. 
On this day, however, Ruby and her 
escorts had forgotten. 

Asked again why she had chosen 
the steps of the school to talk with God 
on that morning, Ruby answered that 
the crowd had reminded her that she 
had forgotten her usual ritual. "I pray 
for them," she explained. 

Barely able to contain his 
incredulity, Coles repeated, "You pray 
for them?" 

"I pray for them all the time," she 
said, explaining that she said prayers 
for them every morning and night. 
"Don't you think they need praying 
for?" Ruby responded. 

"But why would you want to be 
the one who prays for them with all 
they say about you and all you go 
through?" Coles asked. 

"I'm the one who hears what 
they say, so I'm the one who should 
pray for them," she said. 

Coles asked what Ruby said 
when she prayed for the members of 
this crowd that might have killed her if 
she had not had the protection of fed- 
eral agents. 

"I always say the same thing," 
she said. "'Please, God, try to forgive 
those people because they just don't 
know what they're doing." 

"That sounded a little familiar," 
a smiling Coles said he remembered 
thinking. "I think this has been said 
before in the history of the world." 
He asked why she said that specific 

"My mommy and my daddy and 
my grandma said to me Jesus went 
through a mob and that's what he 
said, and you should try to be as he 
was, the best you can," Ruby said. 

Coles said he realized that an 
impoverished, black, powerless and 
illiterate family could not "mobilize a 
vocabulary" to defend themselves 
against the threats of the segregation- 
ists. Whereas a white, middle-class 
family could have called the police and 
hired a lawyer, Ruby's could only 
"connect their daughter to the Judeo- 
Christian religious tradition of forgive- 
ness, of understanding, of 
charity... even of compassion for those 
who were not very compassionate" to 
carry them through this crisis. "I won- 

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der how many people with college 
degrees and advanced degrees would 
tell their children to do this," Coles 

"I don't want to romanticize 
poverty or ignorance," Coles said, mak- 
ing the point that, "You can have all the 
degrees in the world; you can get the 
highest scores on every SAT test ever 
given and not necessarily be a good 
person. And you can have no education 
at all and be decent and honorable and 
kind and thoughtful." Coles returned to 
the biblical analogy and reminded the 
audience that Jesus did not have "fancy 
college degrees — he was a carpenter. 
And who were his buddies? 

Coles also related the story of 16- 
year-old Lawrence Jefferson, one of the 
first four black students to desegregate 
the Atlanta high schools. Coles accom- 
panied Jefferson to the first extracurric- 
ular activity of the 1961-62 year — a 
basketball game — and remembers that 
whites in the gymnasium immediately 
began pelting Jefferson with spitballs. 
The spitballs were followed by paper 
airplanes bearing "not friendly" mes- 
sages. Next, he said, people began 
throwing bottles at Lawrence and 
Coles, and "people were telling us we'd 
better get the hell out of there. ..and 

Coles suggested that he and 
Lawrence leave, but Lawrence refused. 
Coles then proposed that they move 
from their front row seats to others, 
high in the stands, on the pretext that 
they would have a better view of the 
game. Again, Lawrence refused. When 
Coke bottles landed on each of them, 
Coles renewed his pleas, but Lawrence 
said only, "You can go. I'll meet you 
after the game." 

"If you've got a mind like mine," 
Coles told the GDA audience, "you say, 
'What's his problem? Why doesn't he 
want to leave? This guy must be scared 
out of his mind, but he won't leave. 
This is a psychiatric situation.'" 
Ultimately, the police arrived and pro- 
vided protection, and the two escaped 
serious injury. 

After the game, driving him 
home, Coles probed to determine what 
had held Lawrence in his seat. He said, 
"Lawrence, that was quite a time we 
had there." 

Lawrence replied, "Well, we won." 

"I don't mean the game," Coles 
persisted. "What about before the 
game? That was awful." 


"Not particularly," Lawrence 
replied flatly. 

"I began to think to myself, 'Boy, 
does this guy have problems,'" said 
Coles. In order to draw him out, Coles 
admitted his own fear, and asked 
Lawrence if he felt likewise. 

"Not particularly," Lawrence 

"He's in serious trouble; he can't 
even acknowledge the fact that he 
was scared," thought Coles. "That's 

As Coles grew more frustrated, 
Lawrence began to tell him a story 
whose relevance Coles failed to 
understand immediately. He said that 
when he was six years old, his mother 
had taken him to a downtown Atlanta 
department store to see Santa Claus. 
While waiting in line, he grew "fid- 
gety," and happened to step on the 
shoes of the white child in front of 
him. The child's mother turned on 
Lawrence's mother and upbraided her 
severely. His mother then took him 
home, Coles said, "and gave him the 
beating of his life. Why? She told him 
why: She said that if he didn't watch 
his step and if he behaved like that 
one time too many, he'd die." 

The mother's response, said 
Coles, reflected her own early memo- 
ries of lynchings in South Carolina — 
arbitrary acts of violence against 

blacks that, until the middle of the 
twentieth century, were legal in the 
U.S. "In 1938, the president of the 
United States tried to get an anti- 
lynching bill through the United States 
Senate," Coles said, adding with obvi- 
ous indignation, "The United States 
Senate would not make it illegal for 
lynchings to take place in the United 

Lawrence's message soon 
became clear, Coles said. "He was say- 
ing, 'They may be throwing bottles at 
both of us. ..they may have felt anger at 
both of us, but you and I are two dif- 
ferent people. You can get up and walk 
out of that event and lose nothing. If I 
leave here, I've lost everything. I've 
not only lost sight of the basketball 
game, I've lost my future.'" Prejudice 
and threats of violence were part of 
Lawrence's daily existence, he said; on 
his 16-year-old's shoulders rested the 
fate of his race, and at an important 
level, Lawrence understood this. 

"We have a lot to learn from the 
Lawrences and the Rubys of the world 
"who were ready to put their lives on 
the line," just as Martin Luther King, 
Jr. and Jesus did, said Coles. Invoking 
the writings of William Carlos 
Williams, Coles said "There is a dis- 
tinction between being smart and 
being good. The test of a life is not the 
scores one gets on the various tests in 

schools and colleges; the test of a life 
is one's conduct: how we live with 
one another." 

"One of the leading Nazis, 
Joseph Goebbels, had a Ph.D. in com- 
parative literature from the greatest of 
the German universities," he said. 
"One of the great poets of the twenti- 
eth century Ezra Pound, was also a 
traitor and a hater" who was impris- 
oned "for spewing venomous hate on 
radio programs against his own coun- 
try during the second world war." 
Coles said, "It is unfortunately possi- 
ble, in other words, for people to be 
very smart in school and colleges and 
not necessarily decent and honorable 

Reflecting again on the anniver- 
sary of King's birthday, Coles told his 
GDA audience that we all must learn 
from his example — and those of 
Ruby Bridges, Lawrence Jefferson and 
Rosa Parks — "how to resist mean- 
ness and spite," and "how to find 
goodness and charity in others. This is 
the big struggle we must wage." He 
said, "We all fail, but we must get up 
again and renew that struggle." In the 
end, he said, "The biggest question for 
you and me in our lives after we've 
taken all the tests in the world is, 
'What kind of life have we lived? 
How have we behaved to our fellow 
human beings?" _ 

City Year, Peace Corps "Alumni" Relate Experiences At Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observance 

Four City Year "alumni" and two former 
Peace Corps volunteers described their 
activities and encouraged Governor Dum- 
mer students to pursue community service 
opportunities during the Academy's January 
17 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observance. 

Amber McMurtrie, a 19-year-old Boston 
College freshman, told GDA students and fac- 
ulty members assembled in the Moseley 
Chapel that she had deferred her college accep- 
tance for a year to enter City Year, which has 
been described as an "urban Peace Corps." 
While at first unconvinced of the value of her 
painting park benches and cleaning an aban- 
doned cemetery in Chelsea, McMurtrie said 
that the gratitude of one elderly resident made 
all the difference. "Community service will 
always be a part of my life, no matter what I 
do," she said. 

Bill Brown, a Quincy native who 
described himself as a poor student in high 
school, said he learned "I'd grown up in a very 
sheltered environment" after befriending a fel- 

low City Year worker — a Puerto Rican former 
gang member from the poor Mission Hill area 
of Boston. Brown soon found himself teaching 
English as a second language, and said, "I 
came out of my shell. It taught me I could do 
anything I set my mind to." 

Middlesex alumna Cathy Stikeleather, 
20, said she wasn't looking forward to going to 
college, and joined City Year instead. City Year 
gave her "the chance to see into another per- 
son's world," she said, adding, "It wasn't a 
one-way street. Everyone had the opportunity 
to see into everyone else's life." 

The Marines, jail and City Year were Bill 
Torres' options, according to the 20-year-old 
Dorchester native. In City Year, he said he met 
everyone from "a recovering cocaine addict to 
a Harvard graduate," and found himself some- 
where "in the middle." After working to build 
urban gardens his first month — "and hating 
it" — Torres said the City Year discipline 
"made me look at myself, and made me 
mature." He said that during his tenure with 
the program, he taught a creative writing class 

and cared for mentally disabled adults. "There 
are a lot of people out there who need our 
help," he told the GDA audience. "You can't 
lose out by helping other people." 

GDA master history teacher Perry 
Nelson, a former Peace Corps volunteer, 
described his tour of duty teaching vegetable 
farming to natives of Ghana, West Africa. 
Enduring loneliness, frustration and a lack of 
electricity and running water, Nelson said, 
"made me realize how much I had and how 
much I had to give." "If the unexamined life is 
not worth living," he said, "then the unlived 
life is not worth examining." 

Alexander White, GDA master lan- 
guages teacher, spent two years in the Peace 
Corps in Honduras, choosing that option over 
the military draft, he said. "It was with much 
anguish and no real spirit of altruism" that he 
said he accepted his assignment, adding that 
the experience was a highlight of his life. "I 
will forever be thankful that I was given the 
chance to serve in the Peace Corps," he said. 



GDA Sports Round-Up 

The GDA men's hockey team fin- 
ished the winter season with an exciting 
overtime victory over Nobles & 
Greenough in Byfield. 

The Governors led the game 5-2 
with less than four minutes remaining, but 
a late Nobles rally, fueled by a five-on- 
three power play, led to a tie game with 27 
seconds remaining. A Nobles goal in the 
waning moments of the third period 
appeared to give the visitors a one-goal 
lead, but it was waved off because the net 
had become dislodged, sending the game 
to "sudden death" overtime. 

The Governors ended the game only 
eight seconds into overtime, as Frederic 
Monette '94 scored off a perfect pass from 
Damian Prescott '94. 

GDA ended the season with a record 
of 14-11 overall and 6-9 in the Independent 
School League. 

Women's Hockey 

The GDA women's hockey team also 
finished its season on a winning note, 
defeating Brooks 6-4 in Byfield. 

The Governors trailed Brooks 2-1 
after two periods, but five third-period 
goals propelled GDA to victory. 

Head coach Kristen Vogel praised 
the play of Nicole Whelan '94, Elizabeth 
DeLisle '94, Beth Pascucci '94, Noelia 

On Ice: Damian Prescott '94 rushes the net to score 

against St. Sebastian's. 

Kvaternik '94 and Brandy Fisher '94, who 
provided the offensive spark throughout 
the season and scored all six goals in the 
victory over Brooks. 

The Governors' season, which 
included a first-ever GDA-Brooks 
Tournament Championship, ended with an 
overall record of 10-6 and 4-5 in the I.S.L. 

In Traffic: Izzi Metz '94 wards off two St. 
Sebastian's defenders. 

Men's Basketball 

The men's basketball team dropped 
its last game of the season to Belmont Hill 
53-50 in Belmont. 

The game was a close one, said head 
coach Steve Metz, but a first-half injury to 
co-captain Izzi Metz '94 hurt the Gover- 
nors. Metz left the game after scoring 12 

Metz praised the play of Joe Laurano 
'94, who played his first game in a starting 
role. He finished the game with eight 
points, including two three-pointers. 

The loss gave the Governors a final 
I.S.L. record of 6-9 and an overall record 
of 8-11. 

Women's Basketball 

The GDA women's basketball team 
finished its season on a high note, defeat- 
ing the Rivers School 52-22 in Byfield. 

The Governors controlled play 
throughout the game, relying on tough, 
full-court defense, said assistant coach 
Anna Hill. 

The girls played very well," 
said Hill. "It was a great way to end the 

The five seniors on the team — 
Rebecca Vieira, Suzanne Armato, Karen 
Hesselbach, Amanda Hirsch and Jen 
Sheehan — played the last five minutes 

The Governors finished their first 
season under head coach Tracy Henion 
with a record of 4-6 in the I.S.L. and an 
overall record of 5-10. 


Two members of the GDA wrestling 
team reached the finals in their respective 
weight classes at the annual Graves- 
Kelsey Wrestling Tournament held at St. 

Takeshi Kawaji '94 reached the 
finals in the 125-pound weight division for 
the second straight year, only to lose to St. 
Paul's Albert Pope 8-7. 

The other GDA wrestler to reach the 
finals was Mike Nannis '94. Nannis was 
pinned after a controversial slam by 
Roxbury Latin wrestler Jon Lawson left 
him unconscious, according to head coach 
Barry Graham. 

Saiyid Brent '95 earned a third-place 
finish in the heavyweight division, while 
Henry Cho '95 placed fourth in the 119- 
pound weight class. 

As a team, Governor Dummer fin- 
ished ninth out of 16 teams. GDA finished 
the regular season with a record of 3-10 
overall and 2-9 in the I.S.L. 


The Governors lost their final vol- 
leyball match of the season to 
Buckingham, Browne & Nichols 2-0 in 

GDA lost the first game of the 
match 15-8 and the second game 15-6. The 
match marked the return of captain 
Elisabeth Byrne '95, who had been side- 
lined with an injury for most of the sea- 
son. "Liz played very well," said head 
coach Joy Hafer. 

Hafer further praised the play of 
Lindsay Clark '97. Clark scored eight of 
the Governors' 14 service points, said 

In their first season under Hafer's 
direction, the Governors finished the sea- 
son with a record of 1-13. 

Jump Shot: The Rivers defense is no match for 
Rebecca Vieira '94. 

TheArchon 18 Spring 1994 




Robert Lyle '40 and Thelma Hughes 
Forhecz, December 29, 1993. 

Richard Michelson '54 and Judith 
McLane Mae, July 17, 1992. 

Robert Kirkwood '59 and Edie Dorosin, 
August 8, 1993. 

Robert Snyder '62 and Ellen Bryant 
Chase, February 11, 1994. 

Timothy Statler '74 and Cynthia Weber, 
September 11, 1993. 

Steve Judson '79 and Marina Hahn, 
November 28, 1993. 

Philip Appleton '83 and Nicola Reed, 
December 18, 1993. 

Mariel Hagan '84 and Todd Weinman, 
September 25, 1993. 

Timothy Leary '85 and Kristen McLeod, 
October 2, 1993. 

Marc Dyer '87 and Lisa DiGiacomo, 
August 28, 1993. 


Born to Paula and Reaves Strobel '56, a 
son, Samuel Henry; January 18, 1994. 

Born to Patti and Steve Robinson '68, a 
daughter, Carly Elizabeth; January 4, 1994. 

Born to Susan and James Rudolph '68, a 
daughter, Kate Olivia; January 11, 1994. 

Born to Tammy and David Ham '77, a 
son, David Marshall; December 17, 1993. 

Born to Denise and Philip Parry '82, a 
daughter, Emily Lynn; September 12, 1993. 

Born to Nina and Scott Mason '80, a 
daughter, Lane Marks; December 18, 1993. 

Born to Thanassis and Helen Mackay- 
Smith Mazarakis '80, a daughter, Anna 
Catherine; January 8, 1994. 


Bertram Savage '39, of Newbury, died 
August 27, 1993, at Anna Jaques Hospital. 
He was 73. After leaving Governor 
Dummer, Savage worked as an operating 
engineer and was a member of the 
Operating Engineers Local No. 4. He 
served in the Navy in World War II, and 
was a member of the Newbury Fire 
Department. He was a member of St. 
Mark's Lodge of Newburyport, King 
Cyrus Chapter of Newburyport and the 
Newbury /Rowley Lions' Club. He is sur- 
vived by his wife Irene (Poulin) Savage; 
three sons, Bertram G. Savage of 
Plymouth, and Timothy Savage and 
Thomas Savage, both of Newbury; two 
daughters, Camilla Strength of Hampton, 
NH, and Linda Garand of Newbury; two 
brothers, Cyrus Savage of Hilo, HI and 
Charles Savage of Exeter, NH; 10 grand- 
children, and several nieces and nephews. 

Eugene Gardner '40, of New York, NY, 
died January 29, 1994 after a long illness. 
After graduating from GDA, Gardner 
attended Wesleyan College. His stay at 
Wesleyan was interrupted by three years 
of military service in World War II. After 
returning from the war, Gardner gradu- 
ated from Wesleyan. Gardner enjoyed a 
career in public relations, working for the 
U.S. State Department's Voice of America, 
General Electric and the accounting firm 
of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell. He retired as 
Communications Director of the World 
Banking Group of Chemical Bank in New 
York City. He also served as chairman of 
the board of the National Rare Disorders 

John Cook Hunter '41, of Ann Arbor, MI, 
died May 5, 1993, at his home after a 
lengthy illness. He was 71. Upon leaving 
Governor Dummer Academy, Hunter 
attended the University of Michigan and 
graduated with a degree in Architectural 
Engineering. Hunter served with the U.S. 
Air Corps in World War II, and was 
awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross 
with one Oak Leaf Cluster and the Air 
Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters. As a 
major, he also served in the Korean War. 
Mr. Hunter was president of Porcelain 
Building Products, and for 31 years was 
an Ann Arbor Township Trustee. He 
assisted with the planning of Camp 
Linden for the Girl Scouts and was a 
member of the Ann Arbor Rotary Club, 
the Waterloo Hunt Club, Barton Hills 
Country Club, the Ann Arbor Golf and 

Outing Club, the Ann Arbor Club and the 
Vice Presidents Club. He is survived by 
his wife Jewel (Freeman) Hunter; two chil- 
dren, Constance H. Belda and John C. 
Hunter, Jr., both of California; one grand- 
child, Lauren C. Belda; a sister, Molly 
Dobson of Ann Arbor; and a brother, 
Stephen A. Hunter of San Francisco, CA. 

George B. Peabody '46, of Brookline, MA, 
died December 10, 1993, at Newton 
Wellesley Hospital following a brief ill- 
ness. He was 65. After leaving Governor 
Dummer, Peabody graduated from Boston 
University and served in the Army of 
Occupation in Japan following World War 
II. In 1967, Mr. Peabody became the princi- 
pal of Wiswall and Kellogg insurance 
company in Wellesley, MA. He was 
elected to the board of the Massachusetts 
Society of Licensed Insurance Advisors in 
1990. He is survived by his wife Nancy 
(Jacobs) Peabody; two daughters, Sarah H. 
Peabody of Jamaica Plain and Lucia M. 
Peabody of Westminster, CA; one son, 
David C. Peabody of Natick; two brothers, 
Dr. Stephen Peabody of Wellesley and 
Arthur Peabody of Detroit, MI; and two 
sisters, Katherine Crouse of La Mesa, CA, 
and Sylvia Peabody of Newport, RI. 

Katharine L. Bolton '89, of Beaufort, SC, 
died February 15, 1994, from injuries sus- 
tained in an automobile accident. She was 
22. After graduating from Governor 

Dummer, Bolton 
attended the 
Miami (FL) 
Institute of Art, 
where she was a 
student at the 
time of her 
death. She was a 
member of the 
St. Helena 
Church in 
Beaufort. She is survived by her parents 
Earle and Katharine Bolton; two brothers, 
Samuel Bolton and Timothy Bolton of 
New York City; a sister, Susanna Bolton of 
New York City; and her maternal grand- 
mother, Mrs. Curtis B. Dall of Beaufort. 

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1969 - 25th Reunion 

The 1969 school year 
may best be remembered 
for snow — lots of snow. 
Two major storms 

dumped several 


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The Dramatics Club enjoyed 
its second successful year. A total of 65 
students tried out for a cast of 26 for 
the club's production of Billy Budd, 
which was performed on April 10 & 11 . 

GDA got its share of breaks over 
the 1963-64 sports season — broken 
arms that is. Tom Maier, co-captain of 
the football team, broke his arm dur- 
ing the third game of the season, a 14-2 
GDA victory over Moses Brown. 
Maier, who also served as captain of 
the basketball team, was sidelined 
until baseball season. Regretfully, 
Maier broke his arm yet again during a 
17-4 mid-season baseball victory over 
Belmont Hill. 

GDA was not without its share of 
sports success, however, as both the 
winter and spring track teams had out- 
standing campaigns. The winter team 
compiled a 5-1-1 record, as the mile 
relay team of Howard Foss, Terry 
Golden, Mike Kotarski and Pete Dolce 
finished second at the Boston Athletic 
Association Games. The spring track 
team finished the season at 5-0-1, win- 
ning the Class B Championship and 
placing third in Class A at the 
Interscholastic Meet. 

Class of '64 vice president Robert 
Sherman received the Morse Hag and 
Goodwin Athletic Prize at 
Commencement, while the Academy 
Prize and Thorndike Hilton Cup were 
awarded to William Poole and Peter 
Thomas, respectively. 

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feet of snow on 

New England, transforming GDA into 

a winter wonderland. 

The school year was filled with 
numerous opportunities for students 
to escape the snow and avail them- 
selves of the region's many cultural 
opportunities, thanks to the 
Humanities Program initiated by mas- 
ter French teacher Pierre Baratelli. The 
program offered students opportuni- 
ties to attend operas, plays, museums, 
conferences and symphonies and to 
hear guest speakers on Thursday 
afternoons and evenings. 

The end of the school year saw 
the retirement of two of the 
Academy's most beloved faculty 
members — Arthur Sager and 
Thomas Mercer. Sager had joined the 
faculty in 1930, and in his 39 years 
taught meteorology, science, music 
appreciation and public speaking; 
coached football and track; and, of 
course, organized one of the most 
popular organizations in Academy 
history — the Glee Club. Tom Mercer 
also had joined the Academy in 1930. 
He served the Academy as the head 
of the English Department and cre- 
ated the legend of Poohbah, the 
Potentate of Pushball, who presided 
over the volleyball tournament held 
annually between Thanksgiving and 

Students also availed themselves 
of the opportunity to better them- 
selves on the athletic field. The annual 
volleyball tournament pitted teams 
from the Rock League, the Folk 
League and the Country & Western 
League. The eventual winners were 
Linberg's Lettermen from the Folk 
League. The GDA football team's 
season was as successful as that of 
the Lettermen, as they finished the 
season undefeated. The team com- 
piled a record of 5-0-2 to win the 
league championship. The team, 
behind the leadership of captains 
William Strider and Peter Borneman, 
set 13 school records. 

Nat Follansbee was awarded the 
Morse Hag at Commencement, while 
the Academy Prize was presented to 
class president David Forbes. The 
Goodwin Athletic Prize was given to 
Fred Lang, and the Thorndike Hilton 
Cup was presented to Robert Amsler. 

1974 - 20th Reunion 

The 1974 Milestone was dedi- 
cated to A. MacDonald "Mac" 
Murphy, who had served the GDA 
community from 1931-1974. Murphy 
taught English, coached lacrosse and 
hockey and served as the Academy's 
Director of Athletics. 

The Academy suffered yet 
another loss on October 15, 1973, 
when Anne Marie Murphy died from 
encephalitis she contracted while 
working as a councilor-in-training at a 
horseback riding camp in New York. 
At commencement, the Anne Marie 
Murphy Athletic Award, presented by 
Anne's brother, was presented to 
Carol Lynne Bendetson. 

GDA hit the airwaves on 
October 10, 1973, with the first broad- 
cast of WQLI 88.7, the Academy's 
radio station. Sadly, the station was 
turned off February 21, 1974 due to 
lack of support. 

The clash of swords and shouts 
of "En Garde" could be heard emanat- 
ing from the gym during free periods 
and evenings, thanks to the formation 
of the GDA Fencing Club. The club 
president was Andrew Free. 

Streaking was a popular sport 
for a time that year, as a story on the 
front page of the April 26 Governor 

The Archon 20 Spring 1994 

noted: "Between March 9 and the 
beginning of vacation there were an 
estimated eight full-fledged nude runs 
(an average of more than one a day). 
Streaking has now died out, the last 
streak having taken place mid-after- 
noon on Sunday, April 7 when a lone 
sophomore ran in the buff from the 
grill to Moody and back." 

The GDA Drama Club had a 
very busy season. In December, the 
club presented The Fantasticks. The 
cast included Robert Spaulding, 
Konrad Schoen, Mark Myers, Pam 
Pandapas '75, Colin Cross, Bourke 
Gorman and Alexander Andrews. In 
the spring, the club presented 
Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our 
Teeth. The cast for that production 
included Anne Mackay-Smith '75, 
Gretchen Huffsmith '75, Rich O'Leary 
'75, Pam Pandapas '75 and Steve 

The GDA cross-country team 
had a very successful year, as they fin- 
ished the season with a record of 10-3- 
1, and placed third at the league 
championships. On the ice, the men's 
hockey team finished the season with 
a record of 4-12 — the team's best 
record in four years. 

At Commencement, James 
Pramberg won the Morse Flag, and 
David Williams was presented the 
Academy Prize and the Goodwin 
Athletic Award. 

1979 - 15th Reunion 

The beginning of the 1978-79 
school year brought the opening of 
the one of the 


Student Athletes tQ 

Academy's most popular buildings, 
the Peter Marshall French Student 
Center. The building was a gift from 
Mr. and Mrs. Robert French in mem- 
ory of their son Peter. 

A group of students, orga- 
nized by faculty member Doug 
Guy, represented the Academy 
at the German Drama Festival 
at the University of 
Connecticut. Their enactment 
of a scene from Friedrich 
Durrenmatt's The Visit of the 
Old Lady earned them first 
place honors in the high 
school division. Barbara 
Riggs received a special 
award for the best indi- 
vidual performance of 
the day. 

The GDA Drama 
Club offered three fine 
productions during the 
1978-79 school year. The 
cast of the fall production, Ten 
Little Indians, included James Miller, 
Jenny Graf '81, Raymond O'Keefe, 
Sue Hildreth '80, William Paladino, 
Todd Berkson '81, Stephen Judson, 
John Wise '80, Heather Davis '81, 
Dean Harrison '80 and Chris Kangis. 
The winter musical, Kiss Me, Kate, fea- 
tured Judson, Kangis, Harrison, 
Russell Evans, Jill Demeri '82, John 
Esposito '80, Pam Kurtz '80, Wendy 
Bixby, Jordan Voelker '81, Abner 
Mason '80, Greg Moore '80 and 
William Washburn '80. Kathleen 
Leary directed the spring production 
of Barefoot in the Park. 

GDA had a very successful year 
on the athletic fields. The women's 
soccer team enjoyed its first winning 
season, compiling a record of 9-5-1, 
including a 3-1 victory over Andover. 
The football team finished the season 
at 5-1-1, with the only loss coming at 
the hands of St. Mark's by one point. 
Head coach Ed Rybicki named the 
entire team M.V.P, as nine players 
were named all-league. The men's 
basketball team finished the season 
16-3, but lost both the I.S.L. 
Championships and the New 
England Class C Championships 
to Thayer by one point. The wom- 
en's lacrosse team won the I.S.L. 
Northern Division, while the 
men's team helped head coach Heb 
Evans collect his 200th career lacrosse 

victory; they finished the season 9-5. 

Stuart Cawley won both the 
Morse Hag and the Thorndike Hilton 
Cup at Commencement, while Derek 
Spears won the Academy Prize and 
the Goodwin Athletic Award. The 
Anne Marie 

Farle y^c hth ^^ Miller, 

Murphy Athletic 

Award was presented to Linda 


1984 - 10th Reunion 

The 1983-84 school year marked 
the beginning of Peter W Bragdon's 
tenure as Headmaster. An article in 
the September 12, 1983 edition of The 
Governor read, "Governor Dummer 
appears ready for change, and both 
Mr. and Mrs. Bragdon appear to be 
ready, willing and able to embark — 
along with the community — on such 
new adventures and challenges as the 
future will most certainly provide." 

The senior class made 
Headmaster Bragdon feel welcome 
with a birthday present delivered at 
Morning Meeting — a belly dancer 
with the words "Senior Prank #1" 
scrawled across her midriff. 

The Wang-Goodhue Computer 
Center was established early in 1984, 
thanks to Courtney Wang, the Wang 
Laboratories, Inc. and the GDA Board 
of Trustees, in the lower floor of 
Parsons Schoolhouse. It consisted 16 
Wang PCs, several dot matrix com- 
puters and a multi-pen plotter. Four 
other Wang PCs were placed in math 
classrooms and in the Schumann 
Science Center. 

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GDA's Musicians Guild 
enjoyed great success with its first 
performance. Performers included 
Tim Clark, John Miller and Paul Roy 
'85, FJ. Ventre, Jonathan Shain '85, 
Stephanie D'Orazio '85 and Chris 
Chance '85. 

The GDA Drama Club presented 
three successful productions: Story 
Theater, Guys and Dolls and Plaza Suite. 

The first annual Murphy-Mercer 
Prizes for original works of literature 
were awarded in honor of Old Guard 
faculty members A. MacDonald 
Murphy and Thomas McClary 
Mercer. The Poetry Prize was shared 
by Amie Breed and Dexter Lawson, 
while the Short Story Prize was 
awarded to Kathleen Lambert. 

The GDA volleyball team 
enjoyed a very successful season. 
They earned an 11-1 record, and cap- 
tured the A.I.S.G.A. Championships. 
The spring season saw the women's 
track team achieve great success — a 
7-1 record and the New England Class 
B Championships. 

Roechelle Smith received the 
Morse Flag at Commencement, while 
Charles Cashin, III, was presented the 
Academy Prize and the Goodwin 
Athletic Award. Henry Long and 
Elizabeth Tuthill received the 
Thorndike Hilton Cup and the Anne 
Marie Murphy Athletic Award, 

1989 - 5th Reunion Championship meet and the 

Interscholastic meet. 
GDA welcomed 330 students to Hyun Shin was awarded the 

campus for the 1988-89 academic year, Morse Flag at Commencement, while 

as well as several new faculty mem- 
bers including Elaine Bailey (White), 
Richard Searles and Perry Nelson. 

An addition was made to the 
French Student Center to increase the 
amount of storage space for the book- 
store and to increase the size of the 
student lounge and The Grill. The 
addition was made possible by to the 
generosity of the French Family. 

The Academy Players pre- 
sented three outstanding produc- 
tions over the course of the year. 
The fall production, Charley's Aunt, 
featured Neil Penick '90, David 
Johnson '90, Preston Beach, Todd 
Seely Bradley Panoff '91, Victoria 
Hill, Courtney Carson, Patrick 
Riley, Bethany Stewart and Carey 
Depree. The cast for Once Upon A 
Mattress, the winter production, 
included seniors Carson, Hill, 
Beach and John Spenlinhauer. 
The spring productions of Love 
Potion #9 and The Long Way 
Out received rave reviews. 

In sports, the men's 
hockey team played its first 
season in the Division I 
Keller Division. They fin- 
ished with a respectable 10- 
11-1 record. The men's 
basketball team continued 
its winning ways, as its 
I.S.L. win streak was 
extended to 55 games. 
The team compiled a 
record of 15-0 and won 
the I.S.L. championship. 
The baseball team con- 
tinued GDA's success 
in the spring; it com- 
piled a record of 15-1 
and shared the I.S.L. 
title with Thayer. Co- 
captain Robb Wattie 
pitched the first no- 
hitter at GDA in 

Bob Foster garnered the Academy 
Prize and the Goodwin Athletic 
Award. Adam Barton received the 
Thorndike Hilton Cup and Amy 
Russell the Anne Marie Murphy 
Athletic Award. 


over 50 years. The 
women's track 
team, behind the 
outstanding per- 
formance of I.S.L. MVP 
Amy Russell, compiled a 5-2 record 
and won both the I.S.L. 

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Annual Fund 



The Alumni and Development 
Office has scheduled the following 
Annual Fund Phonathons for the com- 
ing months. We have two goals this 
year: $575,000 and full participation. 
Please mark these dates on your calen- 
dar and plan to join your classmates — 
and all Governor Dummer Academy 
Alumni /ae ■ 

to make these goals a 

GDA April 19, 5:30-9 p.m. 

Alumni/ Development Office 

GDA April 20, 5:30-9 p.m. 

Alumni /Development Office 

Boston May 3, 6:00 to 9 p.m. 
H.C. Wainright & Co. 
at One Boston Place 



May 17, 5:30-9 p.m. 
Alumni/Development Office 

June 15, 5:30-9 p.m. 

Alumni /Development Office 



Harold H. Audet 


511 Crocker Avenue 

Pacific Grove, CA 93950 

Gerald May '26 is still active, but he 
admits that he has slowed down a bit 
since his youth, when he helped the stone 
masons lay the bricks for the Lang 
Gym. T In spite of his surgery a few 
years ago, Warren Lane '27 is still able to 
play 18 holes of golf. However, he didn't 
report his handicap. He is still active in the 
Rotary Club and is interested in local poli- 
tics. Next summer he will celebrate his 
86th birthday and he and his wife Jackie 
will celebrate their 60th wedding anniver- 
sary. T John Chandler '29 writes that his 

life during the last six months has been 
very routine. He is content when things 
are that way as many of his friends are 
having their dull routine lives interrupted 
by stays in the hospital. ▼ Walter Temple 
'29 writes that the recent earthquake did 
little damage to his hometown of La 
Puente, CA. For those of us in the central 
coast area of California, it was an event 
that we did not feel. However, the experts 
are predicting that the next big one will be 
centered along the eastern shore of San 
Francisco Bay. When it does come, we 
should get a good shake in Pacific Grove, 
which is only about 60 miles southwest of 
the expected epicenter, t Since the last 
issue of The Archon, Jack Cushman '32 has 
made a 23-day trip to Turkey. When he is 
at home he plays golf four times a week 
having shot his age 20 times. T Last fall 
Seth Baker '34 received a letter from his 
state senator congratulating him on 
achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Seth 
won't tell when he made Eagle except to 
say that it was before he enrolled at GDA 
and before the senator was born. He 
passes this incident along as another 
example of the denizens who work inside 
the Washington beltway. In his note he 
made no comments about the politicians 
in state and local government. T Norman 

Merrill '35 has received numerous athletic 
and civic awards including the Paul 
Harris Rotary Award. His most recent are 
the Cony High School Award for services 
to all sports in the Augusta area and the 
Veterans Memorial First Citizen Award. T 
Tom Nathan '36 is the retired founder of 
the Craftwood Lumber Company in 
Highland Park, IL. He spends the winter 
in Isla Morada, FL. His numerous hobbies 
include fly fishing, but do not include 
shoveling snow. T Peter Kitchell '36 is 
living in Amherst, MA. He no longer 
serves on the Amherst Planning Board, 
but is a consultant to the Board. He is cur- 
rently scheduled for a trip to Armenia, 
where he will be an architectural advisor 
for several housing projects for the 
elderly. T David Williams '36 is now a 
retired district court judge. He spends the 
winter in Clearwater, FL, and the rest of 
the year in Concord, MA. He especially 
enjoys watching the spring training activi- 
ties of the Phillies and Blue Jays. T Olaf 
Olsen '37 continues to live in Rowley, MA, 
and is unable to travel much because of a 
long-term illness. He would enjoy a visit 
from any of his classmates who are pass- 
ing through town on the way to Reunion 
'94. T The last few years have been diffi- 
cult for Art Strange '37. In 1990 he had 

GDA Alumni: Fred Fuld '36, Ted Bergmann '37, Derek Bergmann '75 and Ed Flint '33 cliat at the Los 
Angeles Reception. 

The Archon 23 Spring 1994 


open heart surgery. Last year he had an 
aortic aneurysm repaired, and his wife of 
many years passed away. He is feeling 
well now, and is active. He would like to 
hear from his old classmates at GDA. 


Richard Cary, Jr. 


406 Aberdeen Road 

Lewiston, NY 14092 

Harold Andet just returned from an 
Elderhostel trip to Alaska. He spent a 
week on one of the ferries going up and 
down the inland passage. He writes, "As a 
'day boy' who only attended GDA for two 
years, my memories of the winters are a 
bit different than yours. As I remember, 
neither year that I was there was particu- 
larly bad for snow, but the slush seasons 
were up to par. One year we had very lit- 
tle snow, but the wind and cold were nor- 
mal. The present day hockey rink is under 
cover, and has artificial ice. I went to a 
couple of evening matches a few years 
ago, and the side curtains for the arena 
made the rink quite pleasant. Students 
were selling coffee, cocoa, hamburgers and 
hot dogs for some sort of a benefit. I do 
remember the school station wagon and 
the driver, "Fuzzy". He used to pick us up 
about 7:15 in the morning as he drove 
down High Street. He went out Floyd's 
Lane Newbury to Route 1 and then on to 
GDA. The old wagon had no heat in the 
back. I don't know about the front seat, as 
the boys from the north end got that, and 
those of us from Joppe sat in the rear. It 
was cold and breezy" ▼ Eugene Ayers is 
enjoying a quiet retirement in Maine. He is 
on a town government board, is a church 
trustee and is doing occasional testing for 
the military and civil service. At the time 
of his note he was packing for a trip to the 
Holy Land. ▼ Winter memories from 
Jack Bell: "Last spring I went up to the 
Academy for the Reunions and had a 
great time, although there were only a few 
fellows from our era that I knew; Phil Lees 
and Clark Neily '37 were two. Of course 
some of the masters were around. They 
never seem to age much. And the wives of 
former masters seem as young as ever. 
While I was there I had a good look at the 

wonderful new field house. That brought 
to mind my winter days on the old board 
track. You probably remember that the old 
board track was situated somewhere just 
east of where the new field house is 
located. It was the place where the winter 
track team would practice for the big 
events of the winter season that took place 
in and around Boston. I have forgotten 
what the distance around the track was. 
Not very long - something like a half a 
dozen or more laps to the 1000-yard run, 
which was my winter event. It was 
banked around each end, just like the 
track at the Boston Garden, a place where 
the winter track team aspired to run in 
meets like the BAA Games. The BAA 
Games were mostly Saturday morning 
and afternoon relay races and field events 
for neighboring high and prep schools. 
They preceded the evening events that 
were invitational ones for big names in the 
track and field events of that day. But run- 
ning in the Garden made us feel as if we 
had made the big time and made the pri- 
vations of our Byfield practices worth- 
while. Winter track was dismissed by the 
coaches of the more glamorous school 
teams, and usually relegated to the most 
junior of new masters who had any kind 
of coaching experience. We were orphans 
of the sports department. The board track 
at GDA was where the day-to-day prac- 
tices of the winter track team also 
involved the shoveling off of the oval after 
a snowfall. It was cold out on that expanse 
of fields, and the winter track team was 
only clothed in running shorts and shirts 
with the dubious warmth of worn out 
sweat shirts and pants. One of the perks 
that the team got was an almost weekly 
trip to Andover to work out in the 
warmth and dryness of the cage there. 
That practice was always followed by a 
stop at the little shop in the middle of the 
campus that had a soda fountain dispens- 
ing all kinds of good things that were 
unavailable in South Byfield. There were a 
few campus people that have probably 
been forgotten over the years. I wonder 
how many remember Fuzzy, the fellow 
who drove the school station wagon and 
met incoming trains in Newburyport 
arriving from Boston with their load of 

new students. I was one of them in the fall 
of '35. There was another fellow who 
seemed to be the handyman around cam- 
pus. Kind of a little guy who had a dis- 
tinct New England accent. He was a real 
nice fellow who stoked the furnaces, took 
care of the grounds and shoveled snow 
when we didn't. He always seemed to 
have a smile and a happy way about 
him." T Alan Bullwinkle and his wife 
Margaret visited the Academy in October 
and had a happy lunch with Peter 
Bragdon. He writes, "The campus looked 
beautiful in the October sunshine. I am 
busy singing in two groups, pursuing 
family and local history and serving as a 
governor of our local secondary school - 
Sawston Village College." ▼ Dick Cary is 
to be honored with an award from the 
local Tops Market and radio station 
WHLD. He has also been honored for his 
50 years in the American Legion. He is a 
chaplain for the local Legion Post 1083. ▼ 
Hank Cleaveland writes, "Things go well 
here in the Maine woods. Last May, 55 
years after I started college, I finally got 
my degree from the University of Maine 
(summa cum laude). My wife Martha has 
retired as church secretary, but still volun- 
teers there. I operate an outpatient agency 
for substance abuse victims in Farmington 
and am still very active in the area of ther- 
apy and prevention of substance abuse. 
Very interesting and rewarding work." 
Hank also included some of his GDA rec- 
ollections along with his note: Pep Nash's 
French classes when he referred to us all 
as "you clowns;" Tom Mercer's English 
classes around the table in the library. I 
still have my copy of King Lear with all 
the notes I took in Tom's class. Buster 
Navins as corridor master in Commons II 
and rooming with Russ Simons and Jack 
Miller, both gone now. Riding down to 
New York to Dave Hartfield's home in the 
open rumble seat of Tom Mercer's car in a 
snowstorm. Cold! Mr. Adams, the bee 
man. How uncomfortable the seats were 
in the box pens in the church. Sitting on 
the floor at the vesper service. Beating 
Deerfield in baseball at Commencement 
time in 1938 and getting three hits. 
Lemonade in the club house at the golf 
course on hot spring days. Watching Miles 

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Perkins throw the hammer. Miles is now 
in the Maine State Athletic Hall of Fame. 
Watching Art Sager drop kick. Ted Eames 
teaching us how to work the "bunt and 
run." Crackers and milk in the Mansion 
House kitchen the night before big games. 
Getting a ride with someone up to Lamie's 
in New Hampshire for pecan pie. 
Wonderful! Art Ross taking us to Boston 
Bruins Hockey games at the Boston 
Garden. Chad Hill's two-tone convertible. 
The vile atmosphere in the Butt Club. ▼ 
Gordon Ellis writes, "I don't have any- 
thing new to report. Same old six & two! 
Faget and Faurot still kicking, and I hear 
from them occasionally. Faurot had a bout 
with the heart doctors, but is doing okay 
the last I heard. I have been retired for- 
about four years now, but stay busy doing 
a little consulting work that gets me out of 
town a couple times a year for a day or 
two. In addition, my old company has me 
doing a little brokerage work for them, 
which helps defray the cost of the grand- 
children's shoes, so to speak. Being in 
good health, I work around the house, use 
my shop out back to do repair work, and 
recently have been trying my hand in 
small furniture, etc." T Henry Faurot just 
returned to Horida after a trip to 
Australia, New Zealand and the Fiji 
islands. T John Ross wants to know if 
we remember Porky Collins going 
through the Ingham Rink ice twice in the 
same game during the 1938 season? 


Donald W. Stockwell 


8 Country Hill 

Brattleboro, VT 05301 

It is with sadness we report the 
death of our former classmate, Bert 
Savage, who passed away August 27, 
1993. We know we join together in extend- 
ing our deepest sympathy to his friends 
and family. T In the winter edition of TJie 
Archon we reported that Tom Tenney was 
experiencing cold weather at his home in 
Ponte Vedra, FL. Apparently it hasn't 
changed because his recent communique 
reports the same weather with a few 
morning windshield scrapings. The latter 
part of January his dinner quests included 

Peter Bragdon, Karen McGinley and Judy 
and Bill Rex '50. Tom says GDA is in good 
hands. John Klotz apparently contacted 
Tom via phone, and he sounded great. 
Probably the bon vivant was trying to 
entice Tom to join him on one of his 
famous escapades. T Speaking of John 
Klotz, he was in a serious automobile acci- 
dent in Hawaii around Thanksgiving and 
spent three days in the hospital. However, 
two visits to his condo in Horida were just 
the tonic he needed for a good recovery 
and he's playing tennis once again. John 
says that Hank Payson eluded him on his 
trip south. Hank should probably count 
his blessings because if the two had gotten 
together the Horida hurricane would have 
struck again. ▼ That long lost classmate 
Dave Faulkner has finally reported in. He 
and his wife Doris celebrated their 50th on 
March 10. He keeps busy with his "cutting 
horse" although he is not competing as in 
the past. However, he does a lot of riding 
in the mountains in the Tucson, AZ, area. 
Since leaving the east years ago, Dave has 
kept busy running an Indian jewelry busi- 
ness and has been involved with the 
native American culture. He hopes to 
make our 55th in June and is looking for- 
ward to our Reunion. It's great hearing 
from you, Dave, so keep in touch. T John 
Gannett reports that it has been unseason- 
ably cold in Horida but apparently not 
enough to temper his interest in boating as 
he has installed an operational tachometer 
on the boat with a heat gauge being the 
next item for attention. He's hoping to get 
the operation wreath for the tat soon. 
Being a landlubber and getting violently 
ill when I even see a boat, this is all Greek 
to me. His exam for navigational rules is 
soon and he has just replaced an injector 
pump or something or other. Maybe some 
of you know what he's talking about. ▼ 
Hank Payson has been at Marco Island, 
FL, this winter and on the way south 
stopped at GDA for a look see. He noted 
what a remarkable place it is today. 
Hopefully the entire class of '39 will 
descend en masse in June to experience all 
the good things that have taken place. 
Henry belongs to the Royal and Ancient 
Club of St. Andrews, Scotland, and will be 
there in August. He inquires of me if there 

are any women there. Unfortunately, I 
can't say as Alice was with me when I was 
there in '92 and she wouldn't let me out of 
her sight. ▼ Spence Brewster has had a 
bout with the big "C" recently and appar- 
ently the culprit has been removed suc- 
cessfully, which is great news. He reports 
he is still surrounded by lots of Brewster 
and Withington fellow alumni, which 
should give him plenty of comfort. T Life 
for Jack Dunlap has been quiet for he and 
his wife MaLeRoy since their return from 
their tour of Chile and Easter Island in 
December. At this time he is "treading 
water" waiting for a date to get a new 
right knee. As soon as it is repaired, he 
plans to head south to visit friends and 
relatives. Who knows, you fellow class- 
mates may be on the itinerary. If you need 
addresses, John, let me know. I know they 
would be glad to set up a cot for you. ▼ 
Tom Parker, who indicates he will be back 
for our 55th, is heartened to learn so many 
of our alumni are enjoying golf. He, who 
made golf his life's work, advises it will 
keep them young and competitive. He 
should know, as he more than fills those 
two categories. He will return to his sum- 
mer residence in Northfield, MA, in May. 
T Don't forget our 55th. See you there! 

The Return of 




The Academy is proud to 
re-introduce the once-classic 
GDA tie, which has not been 
available since Kray's of 
Newburyport closed its doors 
many years ago. This hand- 
some, pure silk tie 
reflects the highest quality 
workmanship. Hand-made 
expressly for us, it features 
the Academy crest on a 
field of GDA maroon. 
A must for every faithful 
alumnus' wardrobe. 
Forty dollars pre-paid. 

To order, please send check or money order to 
GDA Bookstore, Governor Dummer Academy, 
Byfield, Massachusetts 01922. 

(Please allow four to six weeks for delivery.) 

The Archon 25 Spring 1994 



Lawrence N. Van Doren 


30 Glenside Road 

South Orange, NJ 07079 

Below, gleanings from '40' s volun- 
teer reporters. If some items have a wintry 
ring, most of us had enough of snow that 
it lives in memory despite the crocuses. ▼ 
Our neighbor to the north, Jim Dodge, 
writes, "We Canadians are very tired of 
getting all the cold weather from the 
Midwest. Why don't you keep it down 
there? My wife and I are about to go to 
Florida to play golf for three weeks. A lit- 
tle early practice for the summer." ▼ 
Ham Bates and Irene enjoy their Naples 
apartment and some golf. Once a week 
Ham goes fishing. They weren't able to 
make the Naples GDA party in January at 
the home of Ken Bruce '48, but Bob Lyle 
was. Special attractions were Peter 
Bragdon, Art Sager ("always in enthusias- 
tic form") and Karen McGinley. Bob's 
report saves the knockout punch for last: 
"Positive thoughts are what I brought 
home with my new bride of one month, 
Thelma." Congrats! ▼ Eugene Gardner 
passed away on January 29, after a long 
and confining illness. A memorial service 
was planned at his home in New York 
City. Gene was a loyal classmate and son 
of GDA, and he will be sorely missed. 
Some notes about his life and career 
appear elsewhere in this issue. ▼ Bob 
Goodspeed on Norman Quint: Norman's 
wife died two years ago. He later married 
Pat Herrick, whom the Goodspeeds know, 
and they now live in Wolfeboro, NH. For 
40 years he lived in Ipswich, MA, owned a 
pharmacy, and was very successful. He 
was Chairman of Ipswich Cooperative 
Bank and active in Beverly Hospital. 
Norm recently had a quadruple bypass, 
but it doesn't stop him from spending 
time at Grand Cayman Island, being an 
active ham radio operator, playing golf or 
working with his new computer. T 
Norman Quint on Bob Goodspeed: Bob 
went to Bates and Harvard undergraduate 
school, served in the Army Air Force in 
Guam, came home from the war and mar- 
ried Joan, returned to Harvard and gradu- 
ated. He worked for A.C. Lawrence 
Leather Co. for 40 years, retired in 1985, 

went into business for himself, and repre- 
sents tanners from all over the world. He 
has four sons, all CEOs of companies. 
When we talked, Bob and his wife had 
just returned from Mexico. He sounds 
great, and works out at a gym daily. T 
From Willard Little: "We are just happy to 
be out of the snow this year! Had a great 
visit to Acapulco on our annual trip. Have 
osteoarthritis in my left hip, so golf is out 
for a while. Otherwise, all is fine!" ▼ Bob 
Schumann reports, "Florida weather has 
been kind to us here in Delray Beach. 
When not on the golf course, I'm having 
fun invading the computer Internet sys- 
tem. Also had fun with Peter Bragdon on 
the links. Nipped him for a couple of 
bucks, but I think he'll get it back with 
interest some day." T Dana Babcock 
reported that the air is bracing in his baili- 
wick - 20 below at time of writing - and 
class contributions are coming in at a satis- 
factory rate. If there are any laggards left 
as spring emerges, you'll be hearing from 
him as soon as he's out of hibernation. T 
Great to hear from Ted Munro, though he 
misinterpreted our newsgatherer - depu- 
tizing as fundraiser-enlistment, and 
declined the gambit. "Anyway," he says, 
"I give you full marks for trying to keep 
the pot boiling." While that wasn't your 
correspondent's immediate aim, he shares 
the hope that we're all moved to bring 
offerings to that place in the heart where 
the peaceful Parker 
flows. T Bill Torrey on Bob Telzerow: 
Bob flew Navy multi-engines in WWII. He 
has owned a marine business in 
Oceanside, NY, since 1955, and has added 
a marina. The big obstacle to his returning 
for Reunions is that May through August 
is his busiest time. Bob plays tennis and is 
an avid wind-surfer. T Bob Little and his 
wife are partners in E.R. & J.M. Little. 
They have signed an agreement to select 
and market develop a new source of pro- 
cessing tomatoes for California and other 
similar areas. There is a song that reminds 
Bob of Governor Dummer Academy: 
"Thanks for the Memories." T Pete 
Farnum updates us: "We are heading to 
Horida in our RV for visits at St. Pete, 
Sarasota and Naples; then to Epcot and St. 
Augustine Beach, before heading home to 

visit golf courses in Alabama. I have been 
downhill skiing this winter with other 
members of the Seventy Plus Club - we 
get special rates and free skiing at some 


R. Andrew Little 


RD #3, Box 336 

Little Falls, NY 13365 

Jim Monroe has moved into a high- 
rise condo overlooking the Ohio River at 
Covindor, KY T Dick Wyman, a resident 
of Florida, spends the month of August in 
Gilmanton Iron Works, NH. He would be 
glad to welcome classmates, t Vaughan 
Pitman, an old friend, enjoys nordic skiing 
in Manchester, NH. I can remember social- 
izing with Vaughan in that period 
between dinner and evening meeting. T 
Neal Cox has been on an Elderhostel expe- 
dition to Mooria, South Pacific. He served 
as District Governor for Rotary '92-'93 in 
Connecticut and Massachusetts. T Lew 
Harrower is president of his condo associ- 
ation at Manasota, FL. He swims every 
day and does lots of bicycling. T Phil 
Shea is an International Executive Service 
Corps Volunteer in the Baltics, advising 
the free states of Estonia, Latvia and 
Lithuania. T Sheila and Sam Robbins' 
collection of White Mountain paintings are 
departing on a three-year museum tour. 
Kimball Union, an old rival, is exhibiting 
their paintings of the White Mountains 
April 15 - May 31. During the summer of 
1994 their Carl Nordstrom painting may 
be viewed at the Ipswich Historical 
Society and their still-life collection at the 
Rockport, MA, Art Society. I remember 
with pleasure the fine exhibition the 
Robbins presented at our 50th Reunion. T 
I want to thank the classmates who sent 
cards and hope more will reply for the 
next edition of The Archon. 


Seward E. Pomeroy 


29 Berwick Lane 

Worcester, MA 01602 

It was a real surprise, one cold win- 
tery day in January, to see in the midst of 

The Archon 26 Spring 1994 

the "no-school" listings on Boston's 
Channel 5 "Governor Dummer Academy- 
Byfield." I didn't see anything else on the 
screen for the next several seconds while I 
tried to figure out why the oldest boarding 
school in America was on this "no-school" 
list. A quick look at the fall issue of The 
Archoti revealed that of the 343 students 
enrolled this year, 128 were day students. 
That's a little over 37% of the total. Back in 
1938 when our class began its freshman 
year, there were 119 boarding students 
and 30 day students, the latter being just 
under 20 % of the overall enrollment of 149 
boys. That's a fairly sizable change in the 
complexion of the student enrollment. 
And speaking of change, you've probably 
noted that while we were always referred 
to as "boys" by Mr. Eames, the faculty and 
in The Archon of our time in school, 
today's students are referred to as "men" 
and "women." Good changes, t Nice to 
hear from Jim Sawyer who is still in his 
chosen field of high tech.. .specifically color 
management and development in textiles, 
plastics, food, paint, etc. This is a field that 
has interested Jim since he was in college, 
with its rapid technological changes and 
concurrent opportunities. In his travels, 
which have been world-wide, he was par- 
ticularly fascinated with Prague in the 
Czech Republic. Like many of us, Jim 
entered this profession by answering a 
newspaper ad. None of his children have 
followed him in this line. T Bob Pickett 
has led the kind of life many of us might 
like to be looking back on: From GDA in 
1942 Bob entered Yale University, where 
he was a fullback on the varsity football 
team for two years. The second world war 
caught up with all of us about this time, 
and Bob spent the next three years in the 
U.S. Navy. He met and married his wife 
Betty just before leaving the Navy. After 
the war, he entered Syracuse University, 
where he received his degree in 1950. He 
was then ready to pursue a career that had 
interested him since childhood - becoming 
varsity wrestling coach at Harvard 
University. "It's the physical and mental 
exercise" that really fascinated him in this 
field. All of this, over long years, led to his 
becoming Executive Director of the 
Harvard Varsity Club. His work has taken 
him all over the country. In 1986 he retired 

from Harvard and moved to Leesburg, FL. 
None of his children have followed Bob in 
his field; one is a commander in the U.S. 
Navy (submarine service) and another is a 
restaurant manager. Bob is still keeping 
active in his retirement, volunteering in 
his community. ▼ Great to hear from 
Brent Knhnle from South Carolina. "Still 
working half-time," he writes, "for Italian 
general contractor. Commute to 
Washington, D.C., to accomplish this 
every two weeks." T Talked to Ted Stitt 
(first time since graduation) last week on 
the phone. We have both aged gracefully! 
Getting ready to build a retirement home 
right here in my neighborhood." ▼ Dick 
Lawson writes that he is retired from the 
Pop Fastener Company, which is now a 
part of Black & Decker. They manufac- 
tured "pop" rivets, and Dick was a plant 
engineer, having started out as a manufac- 
turing engineer. Dick had been interested 
in this type of work since college and liked 
it because of the challenges of mainte- 
nance, new building construction, security, 
etc. He was in this work for 20 years and 
traveled for the company two or three 
times a year. T Peter Klaussen may hold 
something of a record for the amount of 
information he managed to squeeze onto 
the postcard we provide for replies. He 
wrote on both sides, around the margins 
and still managed to send it through the 
mail as a postcard. (I really appreciate this 
effort!) After GDA, Peter went to Cal Tech 
before being called up by the Army Air 
Corps. He flew 24 bombing missions in 
the Pacific, then, after the war, graduated 
from Amherst College. He then went to 
work in his father's chemical plant. He 
graduated from Harvard Business School 
with an M.B.A. He took a job in another 
chemical plant before jumping over to 
Polaroid in Cambridge, MA, where, he 
writes, "I spent two-and-one-half good 
years in sales." Then he had a wild idea to 
go west, where he built some houses in 
the Bay Area before moving to Squaw 
Valley full-time to build, ski, instruct, etc. 
He won ten national skiing champi- 
onships in his age group. After this he 
worked for seven years at an off-shoot of 
U.N.R., The Desert Research Institute in 
Reno, NV, as Research Associate and later 
Assistant Director. He later became a ski 

area consultant to Disney and others. Peter 
is currently seeking investors for putting 
California mining claims into production. 
He's also "selling decorative rock out of 
our gold mine. These are a few of the high 
points from a constantly changing 
'career.'" In his spare time, he sails, golfs, 
backpacks, ski races and flies sailplanes. 
▼ We saw Derek Lageman last June at a 

50th reunion of the Navy V-12 unit at 
Williams College. Derek and I were 
among 125 Amherst College men who 
were ordered to Williamstown by the 
Navy in July 1943. T Howard Stirn, who 
graduated with us in June of 1942 from 
GDA as a post-graduate student (he's in 
the class of '41), was also in this group at 
Williams from Amherst, although he was- 
n't able to get back to Reunion last spring. 
Derek left the impromptu singing activi- 
ties after Sunday night's dinner (he's a 
past member of the Manhasset Glee Club). 
He's still working and lives in Port 
Washington, NY. T Harry Skinner is in 
the process of raising $1.7 million to build 
a new distribution center for Community 
Harvest Food Bank. T Finally, the mail- 
man has just brought a card from Dave 
Jarvis, who reports that he's "in the 
process of hiring 75 people to open the 
Chart Room for the '94 season. Golf handi- 
cap going up and need one for tennis! For 
anyone going to Cape Cod who doesn't 
already know, the Chart Room is Dave's 
very successful restaurant in North 
Falmouth. T I'm sure Dave would love 
to see anyone from the class. Meanwhile, 
thanks, Dave, and to all of the rest of you 
who have sent cards. 


Benjamin B. Brewster 


88 Warren Avenue 

Plymouth, MA 02360 

The mail bag has been most satisfac- 
tory, and we all benefit. See that you miss- 
ing people make the column next time 
around. T Walter McGill and family are 
avoiding the cold and snow in Sarasota, 
having just returned from Galapagos, 
Ecuador and Costa Rica, t Bob Wadleigh 
has sold the farm and moved permanently 
to Pembroke Pines, FL. T Sondra and 
Alex Smith are now in Mystic, CT, work- 

The Archon 27 Spring 1994 



ing with small kids in language and com- 
munications. T Dr. Bill Wiswall can't 
quite quit, but he finds time for golf, ten- 
nis and skiing and for vacations at the 
Vineyard. ▼ Huck Leinbach is in a town- 
house in Urbanna, VA, just off the 
Rappahanock River, blowing his retire- 
ment time on a spotless, classic Egg Har- 
bor power boat. His tender loving care for 
this vessel even includes an electronic 
noisemaker to keep the otters off his 
teak. T Alden Wadleigh and family are in 
Long Beach, CA, holding onto the shaking 
walls and are still working and feeding 
the Social Security System for the rest of 
us. She is teaching at the high school and 
he is selling ladders, scaffolding and the 
like. T Murray Monroe is sharing time 
between Cincinnati and some undisclosed 
spot in Maine. He has tried to contact 
some classmates on trips to and from, so 
be ready and be nice if he does. T The 
Brewsters have been enjoying (?) the win- 
ter, but are about to remedy the situation 
with a trip to Belize and Guatamala. There 
must be some sun and warmth some- 
where. There, wasn't that fun? If you will 
keep the cards and letters coming, we'll do 
it again. 


Benjamin Pearson 
7 West Street 
Byfield, MA 01922 

50th Class Reunion 

June 10, 11, 12 

I ■■■■ 


Richard A. Cousins 


71 Federal Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950 

This item was intended for the pre- 
vious issue of The Archon, but I failed to 
include it. T Brad Roberts reported last 
fall that his house in Malibu, which had 
been for sale for several years, finally was 
sold - the week before it burned to the 
ground in the brush fires that swept the 
area. Not only location, location, location 
but also timing, timing, timing. ▼ Dave 
Graham called and mentioned that he and 
Sy Symonds first met even before GDA, 

when they were both in summer camp in 
New Hampshire. Dave is planning to 
come to our 50th Reunion next year. He is 
active in his business and is pleased that 
recent months have shown improving 
trends. ▼ Bots Young writes, "East coast 
for Christmas to visit daughter, son-in-law 
and grandson in Duxbury. Dinner one 
night with Dru and Paul Withington, 
which was great fun. It's cold in Chicago, 
but hoping for early spring. Looking for- 
ward to our 50th in '95." 



George E. Duffy II 

Claybrook Belfast Road 
Camden, ME 04843 

Samuel C. Gwynne, Jr. 


P.O. Box 2 

East Falmouth, MA 02536 

Chuck Hartel is one guy who knows 
how to enjoy retirement. He and his wife 
Jane have donned seven-league boots and 
traveled to Greece, Israel, the UK, 
Scandinavia, "the continent," China, 
Malaysia, Bali, Kenya, Hungary and the 
Czech Republic. When not globetrotting, 
the Hartels spend summers at Small Point, 
ME, and winters in Antigua, BWI. T Bill 
Pierce, the fine first baseman on what 
many authorities still regard as GDA's 
finest team, retired in 1990 after 35 years 
with MLPF&S. Bill was Vice President and 
Senior Credit Analyst for one of our coun- 
try's foremost financial institutions. T 
The captain of that '47 baseball team, per- 
petual prexy Jack Deering, continues as a 
trustee of Colby College and tears up the 
money market in Portland. ▼ Speaking 
of Colby, Dan Hall, who in 1991 was 
named "Educator of the Year" by his alma 
mater, is now retired from high school 
teaching, and is working with the Pine 
Street Inn, a homeless shelter in down- 
town Boston. T Jim Knott owns 
Riverdale Mills in Northbridge, MA, man- 
ufacturers of welded wire mesh gabions (I 
had to go look it up, too), plastic coated 
wire mesh for lobster traps (somebody has 
to make it) and galvanized wire mesh for 
security (read "prison") fencing. T Back 

to that famous baseball team. The third 
baseman was John (Pat) Patterson (who 
also was basketball captain in our senior 
year). As an adjunct to a 35-year career in 
advertising, Pat, now retired and a recent 
widower, served a hitch as President of 
the Advertising Production Club of New 
England. ▼ Dr. Dave Wilcox, 
Connecticut's "Internist of the Year" in 
1976, is a past president of the American 
Diabetes Association and continues as a 
director. (This ADA affiliation is of special 
interest to your class secretary, who has 
been living on insulin shots - currently six 
per day - for over 40 years.) T Frank 
Thomas, retired after 40 years with Turner 
Construction, is now living in Markesan, 
WI. A recent widower, Frank is tied for 
first place in the Class of 1947 Grand- 
children Sweepstakes; he has nine. ▼ 
...and who's Frank tied with? None other 
than the Sage of Skowhegan, Bill 
Philbrick, who reports, "I guess I'm 
retired. At least I'm not on anybody's pay- 
roll." T Joe Welch continues as president 
of Dartmouth's Class of '51. Having 
undergone a total hip replacement in 
January, Joe and Donna look forward to 
their upcoming 40th wedding anniver- 
sary. T Please send in the Time Capsule 


Class Secretary Needed 

Stephen Spacil writes, "Retired from 
GE in September, 1993. Now figuring out 
how to keep off the street and out of trou- 
ble in the Virgin Islands. T Phil Gemmer 
recently had dinner with Jack Deering '47, 
Pete Houston and Stu Laughlin. 


Manson P. Hall 
49 Elm Street 
Wellesley, MA 02181 

45th Class Reunion 
June 10, 11, 12 

The Archon 28 Spring 1994 


Alan F. Flynn, Jr. 


1 Katherine Road 

Rehoboth, MA 02769 

Dave Esty is doing his best, by fre- 
quent communication, to be as precise as 
possible about the uncertainties of his 
place of residence. His new address is Box 
158, Weston, VT 05161. His Connecticut 
belongings are in storage. He is "testing" 
the lifestyle of Vermont, seven miles from 
Bromley Mountain, where he is a ski 
patroller. Dave has invited us all to visit. 
However, call ahead because his business 
activities require occasional trips to New 
York City or other points around the 
globe. This winter weather may help Dave 
to decide between Vermont and the Rhode 
Island coast for his permanent home. ▼ 
A letter from Cheshire Academy has 
brought news from Elliott Williams, back 
to his old post of Director of Admissions, 
after seven years as Dean of Students. 
International recruiting required that 
Elliott visit Switzerland, Belgium and 
Holland in November. He plans to stay on 
the job for another year or two before 
moving to his condo in Horida. The big 
news was the arrival of grandchild num- 
ber one, Erin Blaine, on October 7th. T 
Bill Fletcher wrote of visiting missionary 
friends in St. Petersburg, Russia. "I rented 
my own apartment, lived on the local 
economy and experienced Russia in tran- 
sition economically, politically and 
socially. The Russian people could not 
have been more friendly. Communism is 
dead, but the communists are still in 
charge. St. Petersburg is a fascinating 
city... It was the most interesting adven- 
ture of my life." Sounds great, Bill. You 
must be watching events in Russia with an 
insider outlook. Bill's card had some 1976 
stamps on it. Not many of the commemo- 
ratives have much market value, I fear. ▼ 
Dick McCoy retired from Eastman Kodak 
in 1986 and moved with his wife Joy to 
Cape Cod. They live on a 17-acre farm 
with gardening and forestry chores, but 
still find time for golf and fishing for 
striped bass. A trip to Australia and New 
Zealand in 1988 and a golf tour of Ireland 
and Scotland last fall were recent high- 
lights. Four granddaughters keep them 

feeling young. ▼ A Christmas card to the 
Class of '50 came from Moose Hershey 
and family. He extended "good health, 
peace, happiness and all the best to all." If 
anyone is heading south, Moose says, 
"come see us." Y From Peter Steimvedell 
comes news of "life full of grandchildren 
and travel." Volunteering and playing 
with an H.O. railroad layout keep retire- 
ment fulfilling. Peter looks forward to our 
45th Reunion next year with the comment, 
"can we have been away from the 
Milestone so long?" T Let's not forget 
that we have reunion number "40" at our 
colleges this year. George Tulloch says that 
he will be joining Don Bishop, Dave Esty 
and Dick Patton at Amherst. He gave me a 
hard time for reminding everyone that it 
will be "45" at GDA in '95. On a serious 
note, George is planning to be in Byfield 
next year. Much as I hate to admit it, the 
Amherst class of '54 has something special 
to celebrate. They responded 100% for this 
edition of our class notes. Dave is the pres- 
ident of that class. ▼ Carl Glaser was 
able to provide great news by sending a 
copy of an impressive two-column article 
from the February 13th Bremerton (WA) 
Sun Newspaper. Carl was selected for the 
Unsung Hero feature under the headline, 
"Helping Others Is Way of Life." Carl, a 
recently retired food service instructor at 

Olympic College, donated his resources to 
a number of organizations including the 
delivery of donated eyes to the University 
of Washington Hospital. Carl served as 
president of the Board for Friends of The 
Deaf advocating closed-captioned televi- 
sion and TTY phone systems. "If you can't 
touch people in a constructive way, what's 
life worth?" asks Carl. From his point of 
view, his greatest claim to fame is having 
five granddaughters. ▼ Still working 50% 
of the time, Dick Patton sees 1995 as a 
good year to retire, apart from serving on 
a few corporate boards. After a couple of 
weeks on a boat charter in Alsace-Lorraine 
last summer, Dick's only reaction was, 
"Beats the hell out of working." He had 
dinner in Los Angeles in late February 
with Dave Esty (do call ahead). Dick says, 
"The gods have been good to me and my 
family." ▼ Don Bishop can be found on 
Cape Cod. He's a broker with Anchor Real 
Estate. Wife Polly owns and runs Spindrift 
Pottery, in its 15th year. They travel and 
sail, cruising when possible. Maine is a 
favorite destination, but Don says they 
just got back from a great "warm trip" to 
Yucatan. ▼ Rick Greenwood writes, 
"Your impassioned plea for news moves 
me to advise that I'm still alive and well 
and alarming the country!" ▼ I'm grate- 
ful for the responses you've provided. 

Reception: Los Angeles Reception hosts Beverly and Ted Bergmann '37 (left) welcome (from left) Dick Bittner 
'51, Linda Pescosolido, Howard Zucker '57 and Nancy Zucker. Beverly is holding grandson Noah Weimnan, 
GDA class of 2010. 

TheArchon 29 Spring 1994 




Howard C. Reith, Jr. 


21 Sutton Avenue 

Salem, MA 01970 

Class Secretary Needed 

Dirk Owens writes, "The Alumni 
Directory has given me the impetus to 
contact a number of once great friends - 
and renew acquaintances - an unexpected 
benefit on continuing to support good old 
GDA. Still working (teaching) in New 
Jersey and living in California." T Walter 
Lawson is the grandfather of seven, rang- 
ing in ages from three to twelve. He is the 
senior scientist at D.C.S. Corporation in 
Alexandria, VA, and a mathematics 
instructor at George Mason University in 
Fairfax, VA. He retired from the govern- 
ment in 1989 after 26 years at the night 
vision laboratory in Fort Belvoir, VA. 
Walter and his wife Joan are living in 
Clifton and will be celebrating their 40th 
wedding anniversary. 


William C. Pinkham 


P.O. Box 369 

Glen Moore, PA 19343 

A few folks braved the weather to 
get some news to the class. Apparently the 
rest of the gang is still shoveling snow and 
filling pot holes. T Jon Clifford is proba- 
bly thinking of packing his bags and head- 
ing back to Florida. T Don Tracy writes 
that he's just getting to the busy part of his 
year. He thought he was retiring and 
doing a few income taxes for friends. He 
now has all the clients he can handle and 
still manages to keep his blood pressure 
under 90. Last year, he discovered how a 
tax preparer can keep his sanity... by filling 
out numerous extensions. He says, "Sadly, 
the extensions must be prepared when the 
weather is improving, and I'd rather be 
outside. But it's a good job and keeps me 
at home with the family - my wife Linda, 

daughters Heather and Holly, and my 12- 
year-old Andrew." Last summer, all five of 
the Tracys enjoyed a "wonderful 
Windjammer cruise." (Sounds great. 
Maybe we should have a GDA Class of '53 
cruise....) T Jim Parkes writes that they 
have a nice home in Skytop, PA (a lovely 
spot in the Poconos) where they go often. 
He says it's "great to relax in Pennsyl- 
vania." He's teaching at Columbia and has 
an active practice in New York City in 
orthopedic surgery; mainly sports medi- 
cine injuries. He was the New York Mets' 
doctor for 18 years. T Newt Hyslop 
writes from warm and snowless New 
Orleans (what a shame) that he's continu- 
ing his efforts to make things better in 
New Orleans in AIDS and tuberculosis. 
He's working with medical students, resi- 
dents, fellows in training and faculty, 
together with the academic, governmental 
and community based organizations. He 
says it's very interesting and challenging. 
Hats off to Newt for his dedication and 
commitment. Tough job. T From the 
Pinkhams, another wedding under our 
belt. Stepson Andrew was married the one 
weekend that we had beautiful weather. 
He and Eve are now graduated, married 
and ready to find gainful employment in 
either agricultural engineering or the clas- 
sics or some combination. Either would be 
an improvement from their current jobs at 
Ye Olde College Diner. Thanks to those 
who wrote. Have a happy summer. 



Michael B. Smith 


1315 Merrie Ridge Road 

McLean, VA 22101 

40th Class Reunion 
June 10, 11, 12 

Dick Michelson writes from Seattle 
that he continues development work on 
Boeing's new 777 aircraft but, even more 
importantly, Dick informs us that after 12 
years of courtship, he has married Judy. 
Congratulations to them both! T John 
Moyer's two sons are gainfully employed 
(i.e., John doesn't have to pay college 
tuition), and his daughter Karen finishing 

up her senior year at Brandeis, will soon 
(presumably) free John of his last educa- 
tional obligation. What will you do then, 
John? T Haskell Rhett, last year's 
Commencement speaker at GDA, is now 
on the Board of Trustees. Haskell writes 
that he has a new address: 64 River Drive, 
Titusville, NJ 08560, which he says is right 
on the Delaware and, obviously, conve- 
nient for his rowing shell. T Yuichiro 
Taniguchi writes from Kobe, Japan, that he 
has been appointed an executive of the 
Taniguchi Foundation, started by his 
grandfather in the '30s, which supports 
academic studies in some 18 fields. The 
Foundation hosts an annual seminar, and 
at least half of the participants are non- 
Japanese. T Dave Ellis faxes that he con- 
tinues to thoroughly enjoy his work at the 
Museum of Science in Boston. His wife 
Marion is involved in a pastoral counsel- 
ing program. The Ellis' oldest daughter 
works at the Library of Congress in 
Washington; their middle daughter is 
earning her Ph.D. in English literature. 
Both are married and living in the 
Washington area. Their youngest daughter 
was married in January and lives in New 
Hampshire. T Matt Tudor also faxes 
(congratulations to our faxors!) that he's 
been an executive chef on the Cape for the 
past 20 years and has written a stage par- 
ody about his cuisinary life in the form of 
a Marx Brothers farce. Matt says it's ready 
for production and is being sent to 
regional theaters across the country. Matt 
also wants Tom Larsen to know that audi- 
tioning will soon be underway! T Your 
friendly Class Secretary is working with 
the Alumni Office to straighten out the 
class records in time for our 40th Reunion. 
More about this will be forthcoming in a 
letter, but if you have any information 
about our "missing" classmates (whose 
names appear elsewhere in this edition of 
The Archon), please let the Alumni Office 
or me know as quickly as possible. You 
can call me at (703) 522-4582 or fax me at 
(703) 841-1892. 

The Archon 30 Spring 1994 


George O. Gardner III 


53 Woodbury Lane 

Acton, MA 01720 

Frederic Sears writes, "With Bobette 
(spouse), formed General Business 
Services of Bronxville to provide account- 
ing, tax and other tailored consulting ser- 
vices to Westchester County businesses 
and professionals having no more than 10 
employees. This a result of being down- 
sized out of a job in 1992 as Senior Vice 
President of Girozentrate Vienna, an 
Austrian bank." 


James Dean III 


13 Circuit Road 

South Berwick, ME 03908 

Beef Boynton writes that if his old 
roommate Rey Moulton is such a highly 
traveled guy, why doesn't he come to San 
Diego and visit him? T Joe MacLeod 
writes that fellow classmate John Wilson 
encouraged him and his wife Carolyn to 
take up the game of curling, and they like 
it. T Reaves Strobel writes that he just 
had his second son, born January 18, 1994. 
His name Samuel Henry Strobel. His first 
son is now five, and his name is 
Alexander Ewalt Strobel. 


Lyman A. Cousens III 


4 Goodhue Road 

Boscawen, NH 03303 

Ralph E. Ardiff, Jr. 


238 Conant Street 

Danvers, MA 01923 

Despite the meager turnout at our 
35th Reunion last June, it's clear that the 
class of 1958 has not forgotten GDA, as 
several classmates returned notes on their 
activities. T Newt Lamson reported that 
he is enjoying life in the publishing world. 
Newt's children are 28 and 24 and also six 
and four. He still enjoys golf "with occa- 
sional flashes of near brilliance." ▼ From 
Lake Tahoe, Mike Dunsford reports that he 
has the same wife, same kids, and same 

stress, with the youngest child graduating 
from Sacramento State this past December. 
He and Ann hike, ski, snowshoe and, 
when they have time, work on finishing 
their cabin in the woods. ▼ From 
Mooresville, NC, Mike Honer reports that 
he is an independent contractor working 
in the quality assurance systems, process 
development, vendor development, labo- 
ratory and manufacturing systems asses- 
sor business, and he just became a 
grandfather for the second time. ▼ 
Arthur Cushman still winters in Rarotonga 
in the Cook Islands, and he reports that he 
just had his best fishing season and enjoys 
warm weather and sunshine, while avoid- 
ing the snows of New England. T Steve 
Houghton wrote that he is still living in 
the New York City area with his "great 
wife and two lovely children." He enjoys 
his career as an entrepreneur and would 
enjoy hearing from any classmates visiting 
New York City. T Peter Kalat also works 
in New York and is a partner in an inter- 
national law firm. Peter enjoys tourna- 
ment bridge and golf and is the father of 
four children with one grandchild to 
date. ▼ Bob Kirkwood wrote from 
California that he is the Director of 
Government Affairs for Hewlett Packard. 
He has recently remarried and is building 
a new home, and otherwise is figuring out 
how to bring two very different lives 
together. T Richard Morse reports from 
Tenwek Hospital in Bomet, Kenya, East 
Africa, that he has been working with the 
Kenyan people for the past 25 years. He 
and Betty are associated with the World 
Gospel Mission and operate a hospital for 
the Kenyan people. Richard recently 
received word of a grant from the U.S. 
Government to fund most of the cost of a 
new ward and kitchen, after having 
recently funded the construction of an out- 
patient facility. The hospital last year had 
8,800 admissions and almost 60,000 outpa- 
tient visits and 1,900 births. The hospital 
also serves as a Christian Mission, with 
many Kenyans converting to Christianity 
as a result of the efforts of Richard and his 
staff. Richard and Betty have two children. 
Joy is a junior at Ashbury College and son 
Rick is finishing his third year of medical 
school. T Joe Montgomery divides his 
time between the challenge of managing a 

growing business and a growing family. 
His business is Cannondale Corporation, 
an American manufacturer of innovative 
high-performance aluminum bicycles, 
cycling apparel and accessories, which Joe 
founded in 1971. His oldest son Scott has 
become an integral part of his manage- 
ment team, allowing Joe time to combine 
the pleasures of running a business with 
the pleasures of fatherhood. Joe and Celia 
have four young children: Lauren, 10; 
Michael, 6; Lucas, 5 and John, 3. Being 
familiar with Cannondale products, I can 
personally vouch for the impeccable repu- 
tation of Cannondale and the high quality 
of its products. T What a surprise! I 
received no responses this time from 
Harvey Hayden and Nuff Withington. 
Weil have to wait until the next issue of 
The Archon to hear what they are up to. 


Mirick Friend 


50 Dorset Road 

Newton, MA 02168 

35th Class Reunion 
June 10, 11, 12 

Bob Pouch writes that, "Since my 
last note, I've spent two years on (NY) 
Governor Cuomo's Task Force for Coastal 
Resources and have also written articles 
for the U.S. Naval Institute." He says that 
he is still working in the maritime indus- 
try - "or what is left of it." T I finally 
heard from the west coast in the form of 
Walt Cannon, who says that he recently 
"spent a very pleasant evening with Tom 
Tobey '62 and Peter Bragdon discussing 
everything from college life and Vietnam 
to the future of medical care in this coun- 
try. A very inspiring time." Two of his 
children have graduated from college and 
are "more or less" on their own, while the 
other two are thriving in college. "Life is 
very complex with lots of medical as well 
as aviation activities." Walt competes on 
an international level in soaring. T Jeff 
Wilson informs us that serious illness 
forced his resignation as pastor of St. 
Peter's United Church of Christ in 
Punxsutawney, PA, in August, 1993. He 
moved in October, 1993, to South 

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Portland, ME, (245 Broadway, #305) for 
early retirement. "Son Jonathan, 30, had 
an audience with Mother Theresa in 
Calcutta; Andrew, 25, is a graphic designer 
in Portland; Sarah, 20, is on the dean's list 
at Smith." He closes his note with a very 
touching comment: "My wife Barbara is 
very patient." ▼ Fred Huntress "just 
wants to retire from teaching and coaching 
before Ferg Jansen retires." He also wants 
to count Doug Miller's money! He and his 
wife are grandparents twice, and they love 
it. They spend a lot of time in Meredith, 
NH, fishing, playing golf and traveling 
around. He says he can hardly believe that 
Harvey Hayden '58 flew them across the 
county and knew where he was going. ▼ 
Unbelievable - I finally heard from Lonnie 
Churchill. He and his wife Astrid are liv- 
ing in Cliff, NM (Box 127, 88028; 505-535- 
2425) in the foothills of the Mogollon 
Mountain Range. He has been the admin- 
istrator of the Southwest Christian Center 
for ten years. He does private tutoring 
with home-schoolers and works as a pro- 
gramming and computer consultant from 
his home. And as if that isn't enough, he 
has written a job cost estimating program 
for small print shops that he is marketing. 
Astrid is a registered P.T and works in the 
schools and in public health. She also 
works on "L" a lot since he still loves 

sports and strains and sprains himself. But 
that is nothing new for the New England 
wrestling champion and all-NE lacrosse 
player in 1959. T John Catlett now lives 
in Moscow, from which base he will be 
setting up commercial radio stations in 
Eastern Europe, Russia and the C.I.S. for 
Metromedia International, Inc. T This 
was a great response to my letter. Keep 
corresponding with me or GDA. Start 
making plans for our 35th (!) on June 10- 
12 this year. That's all for now. 


John C. Elwell 


266 High Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950 

J. Stephen Sawyer 


3616 Beech Run Lane 

Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 

Alan Booth writes that he and his 
family had a sunny and restful vacation 
on Anguilla over Christmas. He's still 
playing (non-check) hockey, even scoring 
an occasional goal. Alan and Lorine vis- 
ited Dave Stringer in Florida in January, 
and recently talked to Woody in San 
Francisco. On the first of the year, Alan 

Los Angeles: (from left) Donald Hayes '68, John Hill '61, Danielle Hill and Herbert Chase '41 spend a few 
moments together at the Los Angeles Reception in January. 

The Archon 32 Spring 1994 

became President of the North American 
Insulation Division after 27 years with 
Owens-Corning, and he anticipates 
another fast-moving year. T Pete 
Boynton reports the birth of his first 
grandchild, a boy, to his youngest daugh- 
ter, December 31, and wonders if he's the 
first grandfather in our class. (Editor's 
note: Nope, my granddaughter was born 
on March 5, 1993. Any others out there?) 
Both of Pete's daughters were married last 
year - one to a Marine now based at 
Camp Pendleton, the other to a man who 
handles Hollywood productions. 


T. Burke Leahey 


160 King Caesar Road 

Duxbury, MA 02332 

Dr. Thomas S. Tobey 


59 West Portola Avenue 

Los Altos, CA 94022 

The first news of the class arrived 
from a small village in northern Virginia. 
Peter Buck lives there with his wife 
Lynda. Peter reports that he has two chil- 
dren about to graduate from college, while 
his youngest is working in the area. In 
January, Peter will celebrate 24 years with 
EDS Corporation. He visited GDA last 
summer en route to Maine. He reports 
having revisited some wonderful memo- 
ries. Maybe Peter will share some in a 
later issue! T I have just finished reading 
a new book, published by McGraw Hill, 
entitled Multimedia: Making it Work. The 
text's author is Fay Vaughan. Tay is living 
in Oakland, CA, with his wife Karen and 
daughter Elizabeth. Tay's book is likely 
the most comprehensive book to date on 
how to make some sense out of the new 
technology that will soon be permeating 
all aspects of our lives, if it has not 
already. T Several weeks ago a day was 
highlighted for me by having Walter 
Cannon '59 and Peter Bragdon as dinner 
partners. We also had a brief visit during 
the evening from Julie Duff '80. Peter was 
on the west coast to visit with some 
alumni and to generate some interest in 

GDA among prospective students in the 
L.A. area. Walt is a thoracic surgeon with 
the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and a 
longtime resident of this area. Walt 
intrigued Peter and me with accounts of 
his longtime, unusual hobby of soaring. T 
A couple of recent postcards: Bob Snyder 
was married to Ellen Bryant Chase on 
February 11. Bob and his new bride are 
building a new home and hope to be in by 
tax day. ▼ Jim O'Dea surfaced in south- 
ern California, having survived their 
recent bout with earthquakes and floods. 
Bob has just retired after 22 years in the 
Navy Submarine Service. Bob's younger 
daughter Michele just graduated from 
U.C.S.D. and has recently joined her sister 
at Wells Fargo Bank, t Cy Hoover writes 
from Tulsa, OK, that after celebrating his 
50th, "It is time to fess up" to the activities 
of his life since leaving GDA 32 years ago. 
Cy attended college with Ray Bird and 
John Tarbell and saw a bit of Fred Bissell 
while in the Army. He was married in '69. 
Since then Cy has been in the insurance 
and floor machine maintenance businesses 
and has been active in the Jehovah's 
Witnesses. He and his wife have three 
children, ages 22, 18 and nine. T Steve 
Kasnet's son Archie is currently a sopho- 
more at GDA. After a shoulder injury this 
winter that knocked him out of the hockey 
season, Archie is setting his sights on the 
lacrosse season this spring. 


Class Secretary Needed 

H. Lawrence Henchey, Jr. 


85 High Street 

Reading, MA 01867 

30th Class Reunion 
June 10, 11, 12 


Kenneth A. Linberg 


6775A Pasado Road 

Isla Vista, CA 93117 

It was great to receive updates from 
several of our classmates. ▼ Our own 
chief executive, Tim Brozvne, reveals that 
currently he is "'El Presidente' of a small 
cable TV construction company working 
in the northeast." He concludes with a 

GDA Abroad: Philip Kan '65, Cyril Fung '57 
and Daniel Aueerbach '76 gather at the American 
University Club in Hong Kong. 

timely reminder, "Think it would be nice 
to see some of our reluctant classmates 
plan on the 30th." Indeed! T A classic 
card from Chris Pope: "Here's the gist of 
it: Wife Norma, two kids - Sam, seven, 
and Nathaniel, three-and-a-half. Work: 
Business reporter at the Worcester, MA, 
Telegram & Gazette, where I also head up 
the Union, which my fellow workers 
recently voted in. Hobbies: Lawnmowing, 
mixing gin and tonics and watching kids 
do stuff. I insist on remembering only 
good things about GDA. Regards to all." 
Great to hear from you, Chris! T The 
always busy Al Chase submitted a favor- 
able review of a stage production of 
"Fiddler on the Roof," presented in Rye, 
NH, in which he sang the lead. Moreover, 
Al reports that he has recently returned 
from two weeks of teaching the Bible at a 
military university in Russia. He promises 
more details of that adventure soon! T 
Dwight Nicholson writes that he and his 
architectural firm have "this past year 
completed a research center for Becton 
Dickinson. My work is mostly technical 
projects, labs, clean rooms, etc. My oldest 
son is ski racing for Snowbird, and my 
youngest is ski jumping at the new 
Olympic facility (in the Wasatch Range 
above Salt Lake City). I am still coaching 

The Archon 33 Spring 1994 

soccer." ▼ Eric Shepard, obviously still 
enjoying his new line of work, notes that 
"Life is reasonably good, my frequent 
flyer miles are building up with my new 
responsibilities; business is hectic. All that 
aside, we married off three of our four 
children in the last 24 months and became 
grandparents of my wife's daughter's 
baby girl, Devon, in January. (Congrat- 
ulations to you and Suzi!) Needless to say, 
my miles go to Nana visiting #1 in Oregon 
as frequently as possible! My best to all 
our classmates, and I can't wait for June of 
'95 to come." We all hope many of you are 
beginning to peruse your calendars for the 
spring of '95, mindful of our 30th Reunion 
at that time!! T I want to thank Henry 
Horenstein for his greetings and kind 
words, also to applaud Mark Starr for his 
carefully-penned, behind-the-scenes 
insights into the Lillehammer games that 
recently appeared in Newsweek. 


Class Secretary Needed 

Congratulations to Don Bates, who 
ran 5:56:01, a nine-minute improvement 




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over his third-place, master course record 
of last year in the Nifty Fifty NEAC 50- 
mile Championship race. 


Bennett H. Beach 


7207 Denton Road 

Bethesda, MD 20814 

Deirdre and Mike Rogers had a 
rude awakening January 17. Four miles 
from the epicenter, they were "lifted out of 
bed like rag dolls." The city of Encino, 
says Mike, "resembled a war zone," and 
he and Deirdre ministered to some of their 
elderly neighbors over the next 24 hours. 
When not so engaged, they run their com- 
puter center. Mike also teaches cartooning 
for kids, basic animation for teens and 
similar courses for adults. T Check out 
the April issue of Town and Country maga- 
zine. You should find the news of the two 
restaurants owned by Roy Meyers and his 
wife Lucie. Roy's nine-year-old daughter 
Madison is in the art program at the 
School for Performing Arts. ▼ It was the 
first reported accidental airport meeting of 
two GDA classmates since Andrew 
Nichols and Roger Block encountered 
each other in Baltimore. Shanghai-bound 
Dan Morgan was walking out of the 
World Club at Detroit's airport when he 
bumped into fellow GDA trustee Bill 
Alfond. Was Bill his first choice? "Well, I'd 
have been more excited if it'd been Nancy 
Stone, but I'd been trying to reach Bill, so 
he was a good second-best," Dan said. T 
"Everything grows in the Northwest," 
exults Stark Beatty, who has planted up a 
storm in Seattle over the past year. "I've 
re-landscaped my small back yard and put 
in a patio and terraced beds," he writes. T 
Mac Barnes and family escaped winter in 
New Jersey - well, a week of it anyway - 
by tooling around the British Virgin 
Islands in a 60-foot yacht. T Don't go 
looking for Mike Miles at Broadway 
Video. Facing longer odds than Butch 
Hobson, Mike has sold his Lynn business 
and signed on as a video department 
manager with Stop & Shop. He hopes to 
have at least some time to get out on the 
water this summer. T Stan Greenberg 
and wife Julie bought some land in West 

Falmouth, ME, and are building their 
dream house. T In early February, Andy 
Rimmington and a friend loaded survey- 
ing instruments into a 1971 Dodge and set 
out for the western side of Vancouver 
Island. Their mission: research on the 
abandoned grades of a railroad once 
owned by the McDonald Murphy Logging 
Co. Andy says he was drawn by the 
name. He'll be writing up the company 
history this summer during his post-doc- 
toral term. Meantime, Andy hopes to get 
back to the thesis in U.S. literature, an 
examination of the railroads' role in the 
American mythos, "culminating in a cur- 
mudgeonly argument that The Great 
American Novel will never be written 
until some writer worthy of the theme 
really comes to grips with it." But that's 
not all. Andy is teaching early Scottish 
poetry, taking a course in tensor calculus 
and working for the local diking commis- 
sion. T At long last, Chuck Davis is mov- 
ing out of Manhattan. He, Mama and their 
two boys will be in Greenwich by the 
summer. Chuck still sees Anthony Gerard 
when their sons play hockey. T Rem 
Clark's business of providing private 
school students with summer books con- 
tinues to grow. His goal is to sign up six to 
eight schools this year. Rem is impressed 
by the long list at GDA, his original client. 
The rest of his work hours are spent in a 
mail order business that sells CDs, tapes 
and electronic equipment. Rem often goes 
to hear live music (mostly jazz) and buys 
and sells vinyl records. T Don Congdon 
finally saw a cousin he had not laid eyes 
on in nine years. T Anyone looking for a 
real estate investment should call Jay 
Ryder. He has formed the Great Neck 
Limited Partnership to acquire and 
develop a 116-acre parcel in Marion, MA. 
Jay runs into Hugh Munro about once a 
week. ▼ If you'd rather invest in a 32- 
foot powerboat that can hit 90 mph, ring 
up Joe Story. Racing the boat sponsored 
by Foster's Lager takes Joe all over the 
East, and last year he and his two boat- 
mates were ranked third nationally and 
first in New England in the modified class. 
Now in his thirteenth year at the Seabrook 
Nuclear Power Plant, Joe is one of the 
owners of Cask & Hagon, a bar just 
beyond the Green Monster. He is also 

involved with Ducks Unlimited. T A lot 
has changed for Sid Bird. He has retired 
from law enforcement in Miami (problems 
solved), moved to the rather different 
locale of Hampton, NH, married and sired 
a son. T Reid Pugh, who believed more 
than ever that it's tough to be a teenager, 
is stunned that he has a son who's a col- 
lege junior and twins about to graduate 
from high school. Reid is on the road a lot 
these days touting Vimasco's hot new 
product, a coating for commercial build- 
ings that may open some new markets for 
the company. He and Sharon will celebrate 
their fifth anniversary this summer and 
are trying to sell their house and move 
into a townhouse. "I'd rather play golf 
than mow the lawn," Reid explained. He 
is still angry he had to surrender Beatles 
tickets to Rem in summer, 1966, because 
his father wouldn't let him fly to 
Massachusetts. "That was a major defeat 
in my life to have gotten those tickets and 
then have to give them up to Biff," Reid 
said. ▼ Gardner Sisk showed up touting 
his unique mattress company on a cable 
television show that chronicled New 
England. Rem Clark happened to see it 
and said, 'Til tell you, he's good on TV!" 


Carl F. Spang, Jr. 


55 Wiswall Road 

Durham, NH 03824 

The Class of '68 enlarged its 
extended family by two this January! 
Carly Elizabeth Robinson, born to Parti 
and Steve Robinson, on January 4th in 
Newburyport, and Kate Olivia Rudolph, 
born January 11th to Jim Rudolph and his 
wife, location not specified (but probably 
near Marblehead). T Boots Brown and 
his wife Martha are spending the winter in 
Guatemala, studying Spanish and travel- 
ing until spring, when they will begin 
work on their flower and herb beds. Boots 
writes that their market is growing and 
business is doing well, t William Black 
remembers those "invigorating" January 
walks to Phillips. He is living in Natick, 
MA, tutoring special needs students.. .quite 
a change from working in the corporate 
world, and one that he finds more reward- 
ing. T Charles Johnson and his wife 

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Laura wrote to say that they enjoyed the 
25th Reunion. ..and look forward to our 
30th! Speaking as a farmer, he notes that 
he is surprised "how quickly good memo- 
ries overcome the bad ones," in that 1993 
has been a good crop year. Charles and 
Laura are busy preparing for their 1994 
calving season and planning new crop- 
ping acreage. ▼ John Wannop reports 
that his weekends are spent traveling to 
Vermont youth league hockey games. 
With all four children on teams, plus stints 
as a coach and referee, covering three to 
four games in a weekend is not unusual. 


Jeffrey L. Gordon 


Slocum, Gordon & Co. 

P.O. Box 669 

Newport, RI 02840 

25th Class Reunion 
June 10, 11, 12 


J. Randall Whitney III 


65 Nashoba Road 

Concord, MA 01742 

GDA Class of 2010: Justin Doyle 11 and his 
wife Syrion give their son James a peek at the GDA 
campus map in their Hong Kong home. 


Barry A. Burlingham 


165 Bellevue Street 

West Roxbury, MA 02132 

f^T^7^^\ Geoffrey A. Durham 

504 Roosevelt Drive 
Libertyville, IL 60048 


Ben Pearson writes, "Enjoying 
cross-county skiing off my front porch and 
have miles and miles of trails to enjoy 
with all this snow. Although 28 degrees 
below zero was a little chilly the other 
morning, I did go out before work. Still at 
L.L. Bean managing the sporting goods 
division. Sandy is teaching part-time at the 
Waldorf School, where Julie (eight) and 
Jean (six) go. All three really enjoy the 
school. Hello to all my classmates." 


Richard J. Love 


23 Merrimack Street 

Concord, NH 03301 

Class Secretary Needed 

20th Class Reunion 
June 10, 11, 12 

Tim Statler writes, "Great wedding, 
super honeymoon. Good to have Alec 
Andrews and wife Julie to help celebrate. I 
am planning on June in By field. I hope 
that others are, too. If there is any interest 
(i.e. enough people returning), I would be 
happy to help coordinate a class party." 


D. Gregory Pope 


P.O. Box 785 

West Newbury, MA 01985 

Carol Ann Goldberg- 



301 East 94th Street, 24B 

New York, NY 10128 

Edward Reed writes, "Working my 
butt off for UNUM. Looking for a bigger 
boat. Raising a fantastic two-year-old, 
Perrin. Getting outdoors too little, but still 
loving Maine." 

Newlxjweds: Tim Statler 74 and his bride Cindy 
share a light moment after their September 11, 1993 

0^"^^ m f Carolyn L. Borwick 
/ / Secretary 

M £ Tl\ Summer Avenue 
* m Reading, MA 01867 

Sarah Barry writes, "Hi, everyone! 
I'm still here in good ol' Englewood, FL, 
working at Columbia Healthcare and 
enjoying the great weather. Can't believe 
our 20th is right around the corner. Hope 
to see everyone. Let's plan for a great 
Reunion!" r Congratulations to David 
Ham and his wife Tammy, who had their 
first child, David Marshall, on December 
17, 1993. He weighed 7 lbs, 12 oz. David 
has just been promoted to General 
Manager for the Real Estate Division with 
the Dead River Company He and his fam- 
ily are enjoying the good life in Maine, liv- 
ing in Cape Elizabeth. He hopes 
classmates will stop in to see them when 
they're in town. T Huw Jones is "Back in 
New England after a two-year stint in 
Chicago, then another two years in 
Washington, D.C. I am currently in the 
corporate law department at Millipore, 
Bedford, MA, practicing patent law. I occa- 
sionally see Jack Lu, who is very busy in 
his law practice in Lowell. I'd love to hear 
from old classmates!" r Kate (Wise) 
Tewksbury has moved from Connecticut 
to Baltimore with her husband Tom and 
son Taylor, who will be two in July. Tom 

The Archon 35 Spring 1994 


.*Mif.-*;- T", 

Future Governors: Duffy Bowditch 79, John Wise '80 and Chris Stafford '80 pose for a photo with their 
children Peter, Jack and Sarah. 

works for T. Rowe Price, and Kate is taking 
a well-deserved break from work (outside 
the home) to spend time with Taylor. He 
keeps her on her toes! In March they will 
move into their new home, and they would 
love to hear from classmates in the area (or 



Leslie Lafond 


459 High Street 

Hampton, NH 03842 

Laura J. Roome 


380D Glendare Drive 

Winston-Salem, NC 27104 

15th Class Reunion 
June 10, 11, 12 

Martha Blake Ficke plans to take six 
months off this spring /summer from 
teaching to spend time with her three-year- 

old son Andrew and a new baby, due in 
March. ▼ Steve Judson got married in 
November, 1993, to Marina Hahn, and 
together they are enjoying their new life. 
Steve is working on projects for General 
Motors in Europe, Chivas Regal in Latin 
America and China and Solomon Brothers 
in Washington. He's looking forward to 
seeing old friends at Reunion in June and 
introducing his bride to all. T Troy 
Dagres is living in Newburyport with his 
wife Stephanie and their two-year-old son 
Andrew. He writes that life after the 
restaurant business is wonderful, with lots 
more time for his family. He's currently 
working as a sales rep. for Minolta and 
having fun. His plans for June include 
Reunion and seeing classmates. T David 
Smith is married and has two children. He 
recently moved from Wenham to Salem, 
MA. ▼ I'm told that the "Reunion 
Committee" is busy planning an "event to 
remember," though details are unavailable 
at press time. I hope that all of you who 
are able to make the trip will do so. And 
as they say here in the south, "See y'all 


Pamela Kurtz Welch 


19 Larch Row 

Wenham, MA 01984 

John Wise sent along a photo of 
himself and his son Jack, with Chris 
Stafford and his daughter Sarah, and 
Duffy Bowditch '79 and his son Peter. All 
three families are expecting second chil- 
dren this winter/spring and get together 
often. John is continuing his duties as tele- 
vision projects manager at the University 
of Southern Maine television station. He 
hopes to start school again within the next 
year or two for a master's degree. "I love 
working with and teaching students about 
television and hope my master's will be in 
a related field," writes John. T Ginger 
Bushell has been in California (LA.) for 
three-and-a-half years and is working as 
Director of Financial Analysis at 
Technicolor. "About a month ago I was 
engaged to Chris Barnes, an attorney with 
the firm of Harvey & Simon, and we will 
marry in Chatham, MA, in September. 
Prior to coming to California, I graduated 
from the Wharton School with an M.B.A. 
in finance. That should cover the big 
news!" T Helen Mackay-Smith 
Mazarakis' big news is she just had a 
baby - Anna Catherine, born January 8, 
1994. Their first, George, is a wild two- 
year-old, so Helen's maternity leave is 
pretty lively so far. Helen is still at L.I.S.C. 
(Local Initiatives Support Corp.) and lives 
in Brooklyn. T Scott Mason is now living 
in Richmond, VA, and has been working 
in television news for ten years. Scott is an 
anchor-producer-reporter for a weekly 
news magazine airing on P.B.S. stations 
across Virginia. On December 18, 1993, 
Scott's wife Nina gave birth to a beautiful 
baby girl, Lane Marks, who weighed in at 
six pounds. Quite a Christmas present! T 
Jamie Rosenthal writes, "Bill and I have 
survived another year of fear and loathing 
in LA. Hoping to move into our new 
house in the Hollywood Hills in March. It 
appears to have survived the earthquake. I 
am busy working as a stylist on commer- 
cials. I have just finished a two-minute 
Chevy commercial, which should be on 
for the Academy Awards, and am on my 
way to Alaska to work on an AT&T spot." 

TheArchon 36 Spring 1994 



Abby L. Castle 


7396 Kingsbury Boulevard 

St. Louis, MO 63130 

I am ashamed to say that I have lit- 
tle news to report. My travel schedule has 
been so hectic that I failed to send out a 
note for y'all to reply to. ▼ Dan Cooke 
just called so we could make plans for a 
weekend in D.C. Life is good for him. The 
Treasury Department actually lets him 
work flex time, so he has every other 
Friday off since he works long hours the 
other weeks. Too bad the retail industry 
isn't so imaginative. I hope to catch up 
with other classmates while there, 
although I am not really sure who is still 
there. ▼ We haven't heard from Suzanne 
and Dan Cross since Ensign joined the 
family. Carroll, where are you and what's 
going on? ▼ I had a great Christmas note 
from Richard Aronosian, who says life in 
Florida is hectic but fun. He misses all of 
us and invites one and all for a visit in 
sunny Tampa /St. Pete. Helios to Swilly, 
Brownie, Redman and Brandli. T 
Congrats to Heather and Rob Breed on the 
new urchin, as well as the C.F.A. exam, 
not an easy feat, especially for a 30-year- 
old active father. My question is.. .Rob, 
what do you have against me that you 
send all your notes into The Archon office? 
Do I still have cooties? T And for those 
of you who caught the mistake in the last 
issue of The Archon, John Krigbanm '82 has 
not joined our class, although I am sure he 
can join if he wants to. T Kitty Rahbany 
is alive and well and living in the burbs of 
Boston. She is currently a paralegal in the 
city for a large law firm. She sends her 
best to all, especially to yours truly, since 
she loves my gift of gab. At least I know a 
few of you appreciate my efforts. T I am 
very excited about my trip west in August 
for Benay Lazo and Mark's wedding. 
They have chosen the very "in" region of 
Sonoma for the big event. Is anyone else 
joining me for the big event? Kal? 
Redman? I hope to be able to spend a few 
days in the area either before or after the 
nuptials, although it will depend on my 
travel schedule. Benay - want to lend me 
your apartment for the week? T Heard 
from the man of my dreams last week. 

Seems Tim Stetson '82 is still working for 
Outward Bound, but not in Florida. He 
hopes to be out west this summer, maybe 
the wilds of Colorado or Wyoming. Don't 
suppose you want to stop here on your 
way west?? T Tried to call Dave Brown a 
couple of times in the past few weeks, but 
he has been busy mooning his receptionist 
so he couldn't take my calls. It's amazing 
how hard some of us work.... Nice to 
know some of your best friends never 
change. ▼ On that sour note, I shall sign 
off. I leave for Dallas today and New York 
next week. Hope all is well with everyone. 
Have a great summer! 


Nancy Lord Wickwire 


33 Caron Road 

Bedford, NH 03110 

Ann Rooney reports, "No personal 
news to report, but thought people might 
like to know our contribution so far this 
year to the Annual Fund. As of 12/31/93, 
the Class of '82 has given $715 and has a 
participation rate of 10.48%. Remember, 
every little bit helps, and thanks to all who 
are contributing! r Jane Boisvert also 
reports, "I don't have much new to 
report." Jane is getting married in May, 
and is in the process of getting a new 
house ready for newlywed habitation 
effective 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, May 29, 
1994. Yee Ha. Wedding plans keep a body 
busy. T John Nye reports that he is now a 
happy homeowner in South Orange, NJ. 
(Address is 318 Meeker Street, South 
Orange, NJ 07079 and telephone number 
is (201) 763-2601.) T Claire Dober 
Danaher does have news to report, "This 
has been an exciting year for my husband 
Bill and me. Bill quit his dental practice in 
May, and we made a homemade raft to re- 
enact Thor Hyerdal's Kon Tiki expedition. 
Except for running out of food halfway 
through the trip, we had a great time and 
got great tans! Our four children (the 
quints: George, Ronald, James and Gerald) 
stayed home, understandably! In August, 
my new book, How to Live With Incredibly 
Dysfunctional People With Very Annoying 
Personal Practices hit number three on the 
New York Times bestseller list, followed by 

appearances on Nightline and, of course, 
Geraldo. A good year for all. I am also 
changing my name legally to "Buffy." (Bill 
adds a post script noting that Claire has 
been suffering the flu and may be a bit 
delirious....) ▼ Chris Perrault just had his 
second daughter one year ago on 
February 26, 1993. Happy first birthday to 
Jessica Tyler Perrault. Her sister Amanda 
is now two-and-a-half. Chris, Amy and 
the girls are living in Methuen. Chris is a 
property manager and Amy is a free-lance 
artist. ▼ Kim Newby writes from Gary, 
IN, "I look forward to receiving my law 
degree this May and returning to work in 
Asia. I will work for six months to one 
year in Bejing and then go back to work in 
Hong Kong. Please look me up if you are 
out that way!" T Ted Lamed started a 
new position at Irwin Seating Company in 
December, 1993. He has been at Irwin for 
almost three years. He writes, "Grand 
Rapids is a wonderful place to be as it 
offers a great music and arts community. 
Life is great. I hope everyone is happy and 
healthy. I wish you all the best in 1994." T 
Phil Parry was married on October 9, 
1992 to Denise Stevens. Emily Lynn was 
born September 12, 1993. He passed the 
Massachusetts Bar exam last summer and 
is still with the firm of MacGregor, Hart, 
Trakimas and Spurring in Haverhill, 
MA. T Paula Veale is the Director of 
Public Relations for The Advertising 
Council in New York. She has been elected 
Vice President of this national organiza- 
tion that is responsible for advertising on 
social issues. T Jerome Sweeney is living 
in Boston, practicing law with McLellan 
and Zack and engaged to be married. We 
literally ran into each other on the court- 
house steps here in Manchester, NH. He 
was just visiting New Hampshire to sue 
somebody. It took us a minute to recog- 
nize each other, but I managed to weasel 
some information and a business card out 
of him before he found out I was the new 
Class Secretary. Ha! No one escapes The 
Archon Class Notes. 

The Archon 37 Spring 1994 



Rebecca B. Lapham 


34 Essex House 

6 Beverly Commons Drive 

Beverly, MA 01915 

Todd Brown is practicing law in 
Plymouth County, winning more cases 
than any other district attorney! ▼ Phil 
Appleton writes, "Well, I got married to 
Nicola Reed on December 18th in 
Zimbabwe. Nikki's originally from 
Zimbabwe, and the wedding took place at 
her family's home in Harare. Tom Malay 
headed over and was my best man. Africa 
was wild - to put it mildly. Other news: 
Malay finally got off the fence and pro- 
posed to his longtime girlfriend Lesley 
Jones. They plan on having the wedding in 
New Hampshire this June. ▼ Bart Colder 
writes, "Looks like the 15th Reunion 
should be on the west coast. I see Carol 
Krause occasionally up in San Francisco, 
and this weekend met with her and Tori 
Whitney up there for sushi. Bumped into 
Amy Breed '85 and Amy Walsh '85 in 
Marin County a few weeks back, which 
was a total surprise. Visited Greg 
Menyhart, wife and beautiful new house 
while in Horida on business in January. 
While I'm not visiting alumns, I'm busy 
with cool stuff at work, mountain bike rac- 
ing, roller hockey and roller blade racing. 
Mostly riding a lot though. Why? Because I 
can! I don't miss winter!" T Wendy 
Stetson and her partner Jean-Francois 
Glanieau own a farm on which they grow 
over 100 different varieties of fruits and 
vegetables. They grow everything organi- 
cally and sell most of their produce directly 
at farmers' markets. In the winter they ski! 

Christine I. Romboletti 


6618 E. Wakefield Drive, Bl 

Alexandria, VA 22307 

10th Class Reunion 
June 10, 11, 12 

John Barton and his wife are expect- 
ing their second child! ▼ Mike Teary 
writes he will be attending the Reunion 
and looks forward to seeing everyone 

there! T Congratulations are in order for 
Mariel Hagan, who was married on 
September 25, 1993 and has moved to 
Buffalo, NY. Mariel' s husband has just 
completed his doctorate in psychology 
and is working at SUNY, Buffalo. Mariel is 
looking for work as a clinical social work- 
er and hopes to attend the reunion. T 
Elizabeth Kimball Williams has moved to 
England! She, husband Alan and son 
Owen are all doing fine in their newly 
purchased home. Liz is spending her time 
looking for work as a teacher of English as 
a foreign language - and chasing her two- 
year-old around! T I did not receive any 
other postcards from the class. Hope you 
are all doing well! 


Katrina M. Ramsey 


23 E. Center Street 

Rutland, VT 05701 

Hello, everyone, and happy spring! 
Thanks to all who responded with cards 
and phone calls! To the rest of you: Make 
1994 your year to contribute to Class 
Notes so we'll all have an idea of what 
you've been doing the past ten years 
when we're all back at GDA for our ten- 
year Reunion in 1995! T Sarah Soule has 
been in touch with Courtney Church and 
Jill Twomey and says, "It's practically 
impossible for the three of us to get 
together! At least I know I'll see them this 
summer - I'm getting married in August 
in Kennebunkport, ME! I can hardly 
wait!" Congratulations, 
Sarah! t More wedding bells for an 
'85er! Nathalie Ames is engaged and is 
planning an October wedding! She and 
her fiance Jay are buying a house in 
Cleveland Heights, OH, and are looking 
forward to the big day in the fall! Nathalie 
also tells me that she recently saw Esmee 
Huggard, Dinah Daley and Becky (Chase) 
Werner in Seattle. They had a great long 
weekend together. T Newlywed 
Meredith Tazo McPherron and her hus- 
band Matt have moved to Minneapolis, 
MN, after graduating from Harvard 
Business School. They had a lovely six- 
week honeymoon throughout the South 
Pacific, and started their jobs in 
Minneapolis in late August. Meredith is 

working as an assistant brand manager 
(marketing) at General Mills. Meredith 
says that "So far job is great 
and married life is, as you know, wonder- 
ful!" T Newlywed Rob Cloutier and his 
wife Nicole (his orientation leader from 
Colby) are both in their last year of med- 
ical school at UVM. Rob writes, "Medical 
school has been hard, but I wouldn't want 
to be doing anything else. I begin applying 
for residency this summer. I'll be applying 
for a spot in emergency medicine. 
Eventually, I'd like to do a fellowship in 
pediatric emergency medicine after resi- 
dency. My wife is applying in OB/GYN. 
Married life is great when we actually get 
to see each other. We're both horrified at 
the prospect of graduation, at which point 
people actually expect us to know some- 
thing!" Good luck, Rob! One tip on 
becoming an M.D.: you'll have to learn to 
write a lot messier! T Andy Menyhart 
writes, "Hello to all from Florida! I under- 
stand you have had a very cold winter." 
(You understand correctly.) "If you're in 
the Merritt Island area, give me a call. My 
son Nicholas is almost two and keeps my 
wife Lissa (a graduate of the Kent School) 
very busy." Andy also asks the $64,000.00 
question: Where is Cal HuggardV. 
Whoever can answer that question will 
receive an award. T Alex Konovalchik is 
employed as a teacher, wrestling coach 
and dormitory parent by Brooks School - 
GDA's archrival! Alex says he's enjoying it 
a great deal. We hope you will be allowed 
to attend Reunion next year - maybe 
they'll have a special debriefing for you 
coming from Brooks! T George 
Hasapidis has taken a job in the Somer- 
ville office of a Cambridge-based opinion 
research corporation. Mostly he is a super- 
visor and the resident computer guru. 
George says, "Life has been crazy lately, so 
I'm hoping things will settle down for a 
while." T Quinn Pollock (our new Class 
Agent) is back from a great year in 
Steamboat, CO. Quinn is working for a 
new sign-making company, coaching 
hockey and enjoying a great ski season. 
Quinn has seen Ben Armstrong a lot and is 
looking forward to Nolden Johnson mov- 
ing back East this spring. ▼ Peter 
Quimby writes, "I'm still working on my 
Ph.D. in Political Science at the University 

TheArchon 38 Spring 1994 

of Wisconsin. By June I'll be finished with 
classes and ready to work on my disserta- 
tion full-time. 1 just found out that I have 
been awarded a one-year fellowship to 
study church-state relations in Russia and 
Ukraine - so if any of you are traveling to 
that part of the world and need a personal 
guide, look me up!" Congratulations and 
good luck, Peter! ▼ Rob Turner is keep- 
ing quite busy and says, "I'm writing arti- 
cles on contemporary music for a few 
periodicals down south here. I also do 
some publicity /management /consulting 
tor J on Shain's band Flyin' Mice, and its 
record label, Dr. Line Records! I live in 
Columbia, SC, and have done lots of trav- 
eling, especially to D.C., Atlanta, New 
York and Boston! The artwork for the 
forthcoming second Flyin' Mice CD was 
done by Mike Terrile. The band played at 
Gumby's in Lyndonville, VT, on December 
30 and at the Sugarbush Inn New Year's 
Eve!" Thanks for all the news, Rob! ▼ 
Speaking of Mike Terrile, he was seen ski- 
ing at Sunday River in Maine over 
Presidents' Weekend. Mike is teaching ele- 
mentary school art in Deny, NH. He says 
he's having a blast and loves teaching the 
kindergarten kids! Mike, 
now that you've been seen, don't be a 
stranger! T Jeff Taft writes, "After eight 
years of college and three degrees, I have 
finally decided to make a go at an 'honest' 
living. I am working as a lawyer for Jones, 
Day, Reavis and Pogue in their Columbus, 
OH, office. I do primarily banking and 
consumer finance work." T Bevin Cherot 
graduated from U.S. Army flight school 
and is now flying OH-58 Scout heli- 
copters. He will soon be getting a transi- 
tion to OH-58D, which is the armed 
reconnaissance model. He will be sta- 
tioned at Fort Drum, NY, which is about 
six hours from Boston. He loves flying 
choppers - even for the Army. Fort Drum 
is one of the coldest places in the U.S. in 
the winter time. When Bevin wrote this 
news it was 27 degrees below zero! T As 
for me, things in Rutland, VT, are going 
great. Our baby Mitchell is growing by 
leaps and bounds and doing something 
new every day. I'm starting back to work 
on May 12 (Mitch's six-month birthday) 
and neither one of us is looking forward to 
that. So we'll just enjoy every minute 

together - now and when I'm back at 
work. I'm looking forward to better 
weather, when we can go for family hikes. 
My husband Steve can carry Mitch in a 
backpack and I'll hold our golden retriever 
Gilda's leash. Happy trails to all of you, 
and I'll be in touch in late summer! 



Monique M. Duggan 


217 Mallets Bay Avenue 

Colchester, VT 05446 

Amy F. Mack 


81 Bridge Street, #12 

Northampton, MA 01060 

Well, everyone, spring is almost 
upon us! Congratulations, we made it 
through this one... barely. Thanks for 
answering my letter. These snowy winter 
days were brightened right up whenever I 
saw a little GDA postcard in my mailbox. 
Really, I love to hear from everyone. I actu- 
ally didn't hear from many of you this 
time, but I have some left over news from 
last time that didn't make The Archon 
deadline. ▼ From that group, Marc Dyer 
writes that he was married on August 28 
in Short Hills, NJ, to Lisa DiGiacomo. He 
says they met on the second day of school 
at Bucknell and the rest is history. 
Congrats, Marc! (Another one down....) T 
Mark Buccella has moved to San 
Francisco, where he hopes to find work in 
desktop publishing and pursue a career in 
interactive media. ▼ Diana Stram wrote 
from Africa to give me a play-by-play on a 
rat-catching episode going on in her hut. 
Neat. Diana, you get the "What-the-heck- 
is-she-doing-there?" award for our class. 
Not many of us could have done what you 
have done for the past three (?!) years - 
amazing. I hope you really are home in 
April. Lots of us want to hear about what 
you've done. T Nathan Greene (Nate!!) 
graduated from Wittenberg University in 
1992 and is now living in Montana, work- 
ing for Blue Cross /Blue Shield. Nate the 
insurance man? Who would have 
guessed? ▼ Shawn Reeves reports that he 
will be a high school science teacher in two 
years after getting his second Cornell 

degree in education. Also, he claims to be 
playing bass, making abstract paintings 
and furniture and is Ithaca's best dance 
d.j. - truth or lies?? ▼ David Miller is liv- 
ing in Manchester, NH, with his fiancee 
Jill Packard '88. He says that he is looking 
forward to being best man at Ben 
Williams' wedding in September, 1994. Is 
this true, Ben? Congrats if it is, and shame 
on you, David, if it isn't for spreading 
rumors! After all, this note came from the 
batch of lies.... ▼ Also from that group, 
Mike Hart writes that there will be 
another little person in the household in 
April! Mike, you're breaking ground for 
the whole class in all areas! Congrat- 
ulations to you both! T Speaking of 
April, this one is straight from the horse's 
- or Texan's - mouth. Mr. David Matthew 
Naumann (a.k.a. Dirty Dave) and his wife 
Kady are expecting their first mini-Tex in 
April!! What was going on in August, 
guys? I know this news is trustworthy 
because I recognized Mr. Naumann's 
handwriting, not that I've heard from him 
in a very long time, but that's okay. I don't 
need nuthin' else, just to hear that he and 
Kady are doin' fine. Oh yeah, and that he 
bought a house and should have his 
M.B.A. in August. I don't need nuthin' 




The classic Governor Dummer 
Academy chair, featuring the original 
schoolhouse logo in gold, is again avail- 
able for sale. This solid hardwood chair, 
made expressly for GDA by Nichols & 
Stone, is the same chair that was used in 
the Frost Library the Jacob Dining Hall, 
the Cobb Room, Uncle Tom's Cabin and 
the other important places on 
campus. Black with cherry 
arms, it makes a handsome 
accent piece or desk 
chair. Two-hundred five 
dollars pre-paid. 
(Mass. residents please 
add $9.50 sales tax.) 

To order, please send 

check or motley order 

to GDA Bookstore, 5 

Governor Dummer f 

Academy, Byfield, 

Massachusetts 01922. 

(Please alloiu 4to 6weeks for delivery.) 

The Archon 39 Spring 1994 


else, except to hear all the news on the 
new baby. That's it, Dave. Congratulations 
from the east coast, and keep in touch! T 
Lyndsay Rowan writes from the New 
Hampton School, where she is teaching art 
classes and coaching a very successful 
hockey team. She loves it, but misses 
Wyoming, of course. T Amy Goldstein is 
working at Becker College, but is looking 
for jobs in the south, away from this 
weather. She saw Paula McCarthy at 
Christmas and spotted Kristen LaBrie in 
an alumni magazine from Union College, 
which she thought was very exciting! I'm 
sure Kristen was thrilled to be there. ▼ 
Speaking of Kristen, she is still working on 
the Boston Harbor project and having a 
great time in our old place in 
Charlestown... sniff, sniff. T Rob Delena 
spent the winter in the office of legal coun- 
sel to Governor Weld and will return to 
Northeastern Law in the spring. He will 
be a summer associate at Testa, Hurwitz 
and Thibealt after the semester. Watch out, 
everyone, he'll be a lawyer soon!! T Pant 
Chase is still in Vermont and is now teach- 
ing the pint-size group of students 
(kindergarten) and loving it. You are 
brave, Pam. T Peter Barton is still study- 
ing Polish intensively with the hopes of 
visiting Poland with his firm next year. 
Also, he has been asked to referee at the 
third national level fencing tournament in 
a few months. Good luck, Pete. T Ann 
Blair reports from San Rafael, CA, that she 
is now working at the Institute of Human 
Origins in Berkeley. (Ann, just ask Dave 
and Mike....) She says it's very educational 
and may be able to travel with some scien- 
tists to Israel in the fall. Good luck! T 
Now, late breaking news: Ben Williams is 
getting married! He will marry Jodi 
Coulombe on September 24th. I guess 
Dave Miller wasn't lying. Congrats, 
Ben! T Cris Dobrosielski writes that life 
is good in San Diego. He is hoping to send 
two of his track and field athletes to the 
state finals. He loves teaching in the city 
schools. If anyone is in the La Jolla area 
this summer, look for Cris lifeguarding on 
the beaches. T Jeff Ashworth is living in 
Sarasota with his brother Rob. They miss 
New England but tend to forget when 
they hit the beach in January. Jeff will be 
starting work for the Chicago White Sox 

in the PR. Department during spring 
training. T Anita Bartschat is still teach- 
ing math at The Mead School in 
Greenwich. T Jennifer Griffin is an assis- 
tant editor at HarperCollins Publishers in 
New York City. T As you probably 
guessed, even I lied in the last article. I am 
in school in Amherst, but won't have my 
master's until December '95 and won't 
even try for a Ph.D. So, I'll be in North- 
ampton, MA, for a while, if anyone is ever 
in the area. This summer I'll be working at 
the Springfield Museum of Fine Arts so 
will be land-locked and will probably go a 
little stir crazy without the joys (and bugs) 
of By field and Plum Island. Take care, 
everyone, and save up those cute anec- 
dotes on your lives for the fall edition of 
The Archonl 

Erika J. Sayewich 


1600 South Eads Street, 


Arlington, VA 22202 

Thanks to all of you who supported 
the Rybicki family and the GDA commu- 
nity through the difficult winter. T As 
Kara Moheban expressed, "Mr. Rybicki 
will always be remembered and respected 
by the GDA community." Kara had dinner 
with Dr. Julie Miller at Christmas and 
sends her congratulations to Deana 
Giamette on her engagement!! T Petica 
Barry sends a hello to all from Boulder, 
where she is currently tossing pizza 
dough and looking for a "real job." 
Unfortunately, she missed the Reunion 
due to her job as the innkeeper of a B&B 
in Breckenridge, CO. She begs the ques- 
tion: "What is Damon Kinzie doing in 
Florida?" T Arvid Swanson was in touch 
with Brendon O'Brien, but he's "lost him, 
too." Arvid is in San Diego (619 272-4328) 
surfing every day and looking for Bill 
Osgood. T Also living in California, John 
Meyers is in a series of one act plays in 
Los Angeles. I regret to report that John's 
grandmother recently passed away; 
Andrew Rockwell '87 and Paul Wann 
attended the funeral in Manchester, 
NH. T Martha Wise lives in Seattle and 
works at REI. She'll be a driver/guide in 
Skagway, AK, (pop. 650) this summer. If 

anyone is in the area, I'm sure you can 
find her. T Beth Sheehan has seen Martha 
and Will Farley in Seattle. She's working 
as a legal assistant and wants to know 
what other classmates are "in the neigh- 
borhood." T On the east coast, Matt 
Caron has come up for air in Oswego, NY. 
He has plans to bike to Oswego, SD, (?) 
this summer and is looking into careers in 
social work. T When not thriving on his 
"exciting engineering ventures," Mark 
Edwards is keeping busy with excursions 
like his annual winter camping trip in the 
Adirondack Mountains. He promises pho- 
tos next time. T John Khantzian is living 
in Newton, MA, and is an M.B.A. candi- 
date at B.U. ▼ Chris D'Orio is still a B.U. 
fan. Chris works at State Street Bank 
(mutual funds) in Boston with David 
Hanlon. T Paul Bucci is also in the bank- 
ing industry; he's a bankruptcy investiga- 
tor at Bank of Boston. Paul ran into David 
Hanlon, Wayne Bellow and Todd O'Brien 
in Boston and saw Ted Smith a while ago. 
He's running for school board in his town, 
coaching youth hockey and will be run- 
ning the Ocean State Marathon in the fall. 
He sees Jill Goldman, as she now lives in 
Rhode Island. T J.B. Burgess is a senior 
sales representative for Fidelity Invest- 
ments in Boston. He sees Marybeth Childs 
frequently, as she works at Fidelity as well. 
J.B. sees Jim Sullivan on the links, but has 
lost track of Rodney, t Elizabeth Leary is 
a professional musician as well as artist 
concentrating on New England landscape 
and wildlife. We can all view her work in 
galleries in New Hampshire and 
Massachusetts as well as in her Byfield 
studio. T Michelle LaFlamme is currently 
researching birth defects at B.U. Medical 
Center, and is thinking of medical school 
in the fall, t Anne Cole recently visited 
Michelle and Christina Dalessio at their 
Boston apartment. Christina is training 
police dogs for the Boston Police 
Department. Anne had the fortune of 
interviewing one of Clinton's hairdressers 
for The Patent Trader, a Cross River, NY, 
newspaper. Anne is a wealth of informa- 
tion! She reports that Regina Glanzberg is 
in Long Island working at an animal shel- 
ter and taking occasional trips to Atlantic 
City. Cindy Draper landed a permanent 
position as a marketing and accounting 

TheArchon 40 Spring 1994 

analyst in Canton, where she'd been temp- 
ing. Finally, Anne notes that Heather 
Hinrichs is living in London and working 
for a company that organizes study 
abroad information. ▼ My mother, a 
Green Mountain Coffee aficionado, reports 
that Heidi Danielson just returned from a 
London vacation. T Hugh Ogilvie is a 
trainee solicitor in the Property Depart- 
ment of Beachcroft Stanleys, and is taking 
Spanish lessons, writing poetry and "buy- 
ing records by obscure U.S. bands." He 
sends a "shout" to Joe Bailey, Jeff Abrams, 
Cabot Orton and anyone he caught up 
with last summer. T In six months, 
Carlos Brockman will have "a degree in 
physics, one in existential philosophy and 
soon an M.B.A. and they mean nothing at 
all, though I'm still searching for Bill 
Bronson." T Carlos and Cabot Orton 
went to Cancun and Puerto Vallarta a 
while back. He plans to finish work this 
summer and take a direct flight to Rio and 
work his way north. All are welcome to 
join him! T I'm still at the firm in D.C., 
looking forward to a March vacation in 
Puerto Vallarta and then law school in the 
fall. Thanks to all who wrote! It's great to 
hear from you! 


Jennifer L. Katz 


32 Berrywood Lane 

Beverly, MA 01915 

5th Class Reunion 
June 10, 11, 12 

Cate MacLachlan has returned from 
her junior year at the University of Ulster 
in Northern Ireland and graduates in May 
from Earlham College in peace and global 


Margo L. Doyle 

Georgetown University 
Box 3022 
Washington, D.C. 20057 

HeUo, again, Class of 1990! Well, 
here we are heading into the home stretch 
of our college careers. Can you believe 
how quickly time has flown by? I know 

that most of you are making exciting plans 
for the next year and beyond. Unfor- 
tunately, very few of you found it impor- 
tant to tell your classmates about them, so 
here goes with the news I've received: T 
Mike Yeagley is looking for a career start 
in a management program for a large cor- 
poration, maybe in Texas. Texas? (No 
offense to Jon Bonnell or anyone else from 
the lone star state!) ▼ Michelle Kahn is 
graduating from Cornell and has several 
lucrative job opportunities making puppy 
chow. If it's anything like your gumbo, the 
dogs of America will never have eaten so 
well! She is in touch, with Pat Plante 
often. He is doing very well working for 
Converse. Pat has spoken with Holly 
Stern, who is working in New York. T 
Shannon Davenport is keeping busy with 
track at U.N.C. and had fun celebrating 
their how many millionth ACC Indoor 
Championship? She is looking for job 
opportunities in the D.C. area to be near 
her beau, or is it so you can visit me in 
Baltimore? T Yes, I have decided to 
remain in the area, working for Alex, 
Brown & Sons, an investment bank; I just 
couldn't imagine a year without the won- 
derfully humid summers! ▼ I received a 
Christmas card from Waveney Gooding, 
who is still living it up in jolly old 
England - or is it France or the Swiss Alps 
for the ski season? I just can't keep up 
with your "ever-moving" life. I am plan- 
ning on traveling in Europe this summer 
and would love to see you; please send 
me the address where you'll be. T Brian 
Rodgers, I met a fellow frat brother of 
yours: Otis, who is spending a semester 
working here in D.C. How come I have to 
find out how things are going for you at 
Cornell from a complete stranger? 
Anyway, good luck with lacrosse. T Liz 
Shea is on leave from the University of 
Miami, working in Cambridge as a 
research assistant. T Jessica Tippo is get- 
ting married in the fall of 1994! She writes, 
"I hope all is well with my fellow class- 
mates. My fiance and I will be moving to 
New Zealand for a year and will be 
returning in time for our fifth year 
Reunion." T Well, that's all I've heard 
from you all. Please send me the news of 
where you are heading next year, or I'll 
have to start creating stories about your 

TheArchon 41 Spring 1994 


Nicole F. LaTour 
Union College 
Box #1284 
Schenectady, NY 12308 

Cathy Burgess writes, "B.C. is great. 
I'm enjoying the challenges junior year 
brings with it: resumes, turning 21, being 
one of a few not abroad. I've heard from 
Leah Colangelo, who is enjoying herself. 
With spring fast approaching, I am train- 
ing for the upcoming golf season for B.C. 
women's golf. We are currently aiming to 
win the Northeast Regionals. Take care, 


Joshua C. Lappin 
Hobart College 
Box #H786 
Geneva, NY 14456 

Well, well, well. I guess my letter 
motivated you guys to write. I have heard 
from people whom I never thought I 
would. ▼ For instance: Hoyt Morgan. 
Hoyt was not only kind enough to write 
in for himself, but also for many others. 
Unfortunately, I'm not allowed to print 
what he said about Sean Colgate, Nick 
Lapierre or Chris Peabody, but I can say 
that Hoyt reports that Steve Scully never 
does his homework and Todd Spain dyed 
his hair blue. Thanks for writing, Hoyt. T 
Matt Remis writes that he has been hang- 
ing out with Ty Mahue and pulling a lot of 
road trips. T Down in Connecticut 
College, Chris Ruggiero writes that hockey 
is treating him well, even though the 
record doesn't show it. But Rugg writes 
that the team is young and promising. T 
Joe Montminy is alive and well in 
Memphis, where the women are flocking 
to the side of his Ford Mustang with the 
boomin' system. T I plan on visiting Jon 
Kazanjian in sunny Florida over spring 
break. Jon is happily living in the Chi Psi 
fraternity house with his roommate/ 
pledge Stosh Karandanis '93 who has to 
listen to Kaz 24 hours a day. Jon has been 
enjoying living with Stosh. ▼ Gns 
Mergins has been enjoying himself at 
Lawrence, where he is considering an 
Art/English major. T Steve Peabody is 


playing club lax at Gettysburg, but still 
finds time to act as the treasurer of his fra- 
ternity. T Patrick Gervais writes that he 
is enjoying working with his father, but 
it's a lot harder than school. Seeing as how 
he's always at home, Pat would love to 
hear from some of his old friends. ▼ 
Barry Hugo and I have kept in touch via 
E-mail. Barry seems busy. He writes, "I am 
chained to my computer 24-hours a day 
with just enough slack to get to the 
printer." ▼ Old friend Stephen Aron 
sends his greetings to both the Class of '92 
as well as the Class of '91. He had a great 
time during Mardi Gras, and hopes to see 
more friends come down for Jazz Fest in 
late April. ▼ Miles Van Rensselaer writes 
that he hopes to study in Indonesia next 
fall, while at present he is busy sculpting, 
painting and photographing some pretty 
bizarre stuff. ▼ Trevor Tallmadge wrote 
in, but I really don't understand exactly 
what he wrote. I guess he is busy taking a 
"Handguns and small armaments" course 
while playing on the B.U. chess team. 
Trev-Dawgs writes, "In my spare time I 
lambada on a plush carpet then stick my 
hand in a toaster while whistling the 
theme song from 'Ghost Dad.'" He is 
spending a lot of quality time with his 
hairbrush. ▼ Amy Hill wrote me a three- 
page letter. I was in shock. She talks with 
Sofia Mahari, who is doing well at Brown. 
Amy says she loves F.S.U., and had a great 
time this year rooting for the national 
champion football team. She really would 
like to hear from everybody, and espe- 
cially says "Hi" to Dawn Morrill, Archie 
Seale, Boh Foster and Jeff 
Leggette. ▼ Out in Maine, Grace Jeanes is 
still suffering from a shoulder that has 
been injured 365 times. Since she can't 
play hockey, Grace enjoys studying art 
history and is looking into a job possibility 
in the Boston area for this summer. T 
Melissa Margarones is now an assistant 
teacher at her old junior high school as 
part of the education program at Bates. T 
Out in Ohio, Heather Iram took karate 
classes until she fell and sprained her 
knee, but she's still involved with her new 
major in psychology. ▼ Nicole Bellaire 
writes, "I'm still at Colgate. I played intra- 
mural co-ed hockey last night for the first 

time and fell and slid right into the goal. I 
felt cool." Nicole has departed from the 
pre-med path and is now pursuing a 
major in English. ▼ Dara Shain is now 
part of the National Outdoor Leadership 
School in Mexico, and plans on going 
back to the University of Maryland in the 
fall. T Brooke Wliiting is living it up at 
Amherst, where she is very involved in 
club hockey, r Here at Hobart and 
William Smith, things are generally the 
same. Becca Martin is having a great time, 
and told me to say "Hi" to everybody. T 
Pete Eliot told me not to put him in The 
Archon because he is "too cool." t Jon- 
Patrick Costello is a communications 
major at Emerson College. He hosts a 
blues radio program on WERS EM 88.9 
every Tuesday night graveyard shift - 11 
p.m. to 2 a.m. Call in anytime. He'd enjoy 
it! T As for me, I'm right at the end of 
pledging (hopefully) and I'm looking for- 
ward to spring term. Thanks for writing 
back, guys. You made me proud. 


Saundra E. Watson 


Lesley College 

47 Oxford Street, Box #276 

Cambridge, MA 02318 

Greetings to the Class of 1993! I 
hope all is going well with everyone and 
you are having a good second semester. I 
got lots of postcards, and I was so excited 
to hear all the different things that every- 
one has been doing. I was actually excited 
to be starting a new semester, but now I 
am beginning to get bored. I am looking 
forward to winter break so I can relax and 
get my mind off schoolwork. T I got a 
letter from Kristen Hand, and I under- 
stand that she is our new class agent! She 
is liking Bowdoin and finds it challenging. 
Kristen is dividing her time between art, 
dance and singing to keep her mind off 
home and Derek, whom she went to New 
York to spend fall break with. Besides 
Derek, Kristen has seen Use and Nancy. 
She hopes everything is going well for 
everyone. T Coral Keith likes Denison. 
Coral had a great Christmas break in 
Boston, visiting through New Year's. Matt 
just went to Ohio for a visit early in 

February. Coral is pledging a sorority, 
which I am sure some of you are going 
through, too. She is a Pi Beta Phi and is 
trying to get through hazing. Coral sends 
her best to everyone else. T Shawn 
Markey sends a special note to Walshy: 
"Bowdoin will always prevail over 
Panther hockey!" Markey says he is hav- 
ing a good time at Bowdoin, and football 
was fun. T Andrea Manning has returned 
to Bucknell after having over a month 
vacation, and has jumped right into sec- 
ond semester. Over break she went to 
Sunday River with Katie and Anne and 
also saw Laura, Nancy, Use, Jenn and a 
few other people. Andrea has changed 
roommates and is much happier (I did, 
too, and I am also happier). T Derek 
Ambrosi has thrown himself into every- 
thing at New York University. He is a D.J. 
at the radio station, is about to have his 
own talk show on NYU-TV and is already 
making 16-mm films in film school. 
Besides that, he and Kristen are still going 
strong. T School is going well at the 
University of New Hampshire for Jenn 
Saunders. She has also taken on a few pro- 
jects, like treasurer of her dorm and pho- 
tography assistant for the university 
newspaper. She is also in the middle of 
pledging. Good luck on becoming an 
Alpha Phi! ▼ Nancy Stevenson is adapt- 
ing to both Bates and Maine. She sees Use 
and Alec and has run into Melissa 
Margarones '92 a few times. She has also 
gone over to Bowdoin a few times to see 
the crew there. Besides visiting others, 
Nancy has had a few visitors herself, like 
Jenn Saunders, Angela Ives and Dawn 
Morrill. Seems like Nancy is having a 
pretty good social life. T Cara Marcous is 
glad to be back at Brown after working 
over vacation. She says it was great to see 
a bunch of GDA people over break. It was 
really fun to be together again. ▼ Bobby 
Clapp has thrown himself into every 
aspect of theater at Emerson College. He 
has already been in three plays and was 
recently cast in the spring musical City of 
Angels. Bobby loves living in Boston (I def- 
initely don't share that feeling). He sends a 
hello to Jason Pierce and Jim Morse. T 
Use Abusamra says she hopes everyone is 
as happy as she is at school. Use is just the 

The Archon 42 Spring 1994 

social butterfly these days, because she 
has seen or talked to lots of old friends. 
She even spent New Year's in Canada 
with Martin Laperriere. Use is still run- 
ning, but she says that it is very different 
from GDA. Use also sends her best to 
everyone. T Jim Morse is about to be- 
come one of Ohio's youngest fully em- 
powered Deputy Sheriffs. 
Congratulations, Jim! I guess your senior 
project really paid off. Jim says that the 
College of Wooster is great and he is also 
enjoying Greek life. T Cara Endyke is 
still enjoying UConn, although it is very 
challenging. She and Jim Walsh are still 
together and she says he is fine and still 
playing hockey. Cara is playing lacrosse 
with the club team. We'll have to play 
sometime! T New York is a big change 
from Byfield for Anne Savage, but she 
couldn't be happier. She loves the city, 
although there are too many distractions. 
Anne says she does miss GDA, but I am 
sure she would not trade New York for 
anything! Anne says she hopes to see 
many familiar faces at graduation. T Jill 
Hindle is finally back in the States and 
can't wait to start her first semester at 
Middlebury. Jill spent first semester 
attending the University in Norwich, 
England. She had a blast meeting other 
Middlebury students and traveling, but 

she is anxious to get back in the thick of 
things at school. ▼ Colin O'Neill spent 
six weeks sailing the Caribbean studying 
oceanography in the S.E.A. semester pro- 
gram. He says that there is no better way 
to earn credits for college, and I can't 
agree more. Colin spent 10 days in Spain 
visiting Alberto Dominguez, where they 
hung out in discos and saw all the beauti- 
ful Spanish sights (I am definitely jealous). 
Alberto says medical school is great and 
he is doing well. Alberto encourages 
everyone to visit the islands, but this sum- 
mer he would rather be in Boston. ▼ 
Corie Champagne is busy at St. Lawrence, 
recovering from a knee injury from 
hockey. She is hoping her knee will be 
okay so she can play in the ECAC's. Corie 
saw Lappy a few weeks ago at a hockey 
game, and she says he is doing well. Corie 
sends her best to everyone and hopes 
everyone is enjoying college. She also said 
that Martin Laperriere is playing hockey 
in Quebec and is planning to apply to 
schools for next year. ▼ Shirani 
Wickramasinghe still dislikes Ohio, but 
she has gotten over the initial shock of 
Antioch. She can't wait to come to Boston 
for the spring and can't wait to see every- 
one and get a tour of the city from me. 
Shirani does not see Coral as often as 
she'd like, but she talks to her, Lissa and 

me often. Shirani is looking for compan- 
ions to go to graduation with so if you're 
interested, call her. ▼ Alec MacLachlan is 
enjoying his freshman year at Bates and 
continues to excel in track. He has had 
firsts in several meets! ▼ John Shea made 
the football traveling team at S.M.U. as a 
freshman walk-on. He is enjoying Dallas, 
Tex-mex food, cowboy boots and even has 
an accent. T Everything is a-okay! I see 
Ingrid Eilertson every day, since she is my 
next door neighbor. Ingrid loves school 
and is working at Strawberries in Boston. 
Besides that, she spends every weekend 
skiing. Ingrid has spoken to the missing 
Karen Filip, who is at Brigham Young 
University in Utah and is enjoying the 
social life. Ingrid has also spoken with 
Keri Mulloy, who loves Rollins and is 
planning on living in Florida over the 
summer. As for me, I am hanging in there 
just waiting for this awful snow to melt 
and can't wait until spring break to visit 
Candice Denby '92 in Florida. I hope 
everyone is doing well and that we'll see 
many of you at graduation and during the 
summer (hopefully I will have a job and 
maybe a license!). __ 

Good Conversation: GDA Trustee Linda Pescosolido shares a moment at the Los Angeles Reception with 
prospective parent Denise Bardot and her son Edmund Holman. 



Cross Pen 

Introducing the Governor 
Dummer Cross Pen, a handsome, 
precision writing instrument that 
proudly bears the Academy logo. 
This ultra-smooth-writing ball- 
point combines a chrome body 
with 22-karat gold clip and . 
accents. Each comes with a life- 
time Cross warranty. A perfect 
gift for a GDA graduate, student 
or parent. Seventeen dollars and 
sixty-three cents pre-paid. 

To order, please send check or 
money order to GDA Bookstore, 
Governor Dummer Academy, 
Byfield, Massachusetts 01922. 

(Please allow 4to 6weeks 
for delivery.) 

The Archon 43 Spring 1994 



.re you lost? Do you know anyone 
who is? 

Through the efforts of a few keen- 
eyed alums, the Alumni Office has re- 
established contact with a few more lost 
reunion year alumni/ae. The list of those 
still missing, however, remains far longer 
than we'd like (see below). 

As you read through the list, please 
look to see whether you know the where- 
abouts of any of these people. If you hap- 
pen to have the address and /or telephone 
number of one or more of these people - 
or if you happen to be one or more of 
these people - please contact the GDA 
Alumni Office by phone at 508/465-1763, 

by letter or through your Class Notes sub- 

Replies may be made anonymously, 
no questions asked. There is a reward: the 
knowledge that you're bringing the GDA 
community a little closer together. 

Edmund J. Berry '24 
Emmart Lacrosse, Jr. '29 
William W. Hyde II '34 
Otis R. Kerr '34 
James Malcolm '34 
David F. Quigley, Jr. '34 
Basil A. Ridgeway '34 
Paul Rutherford, Jr. '34 
Philip E. Weber '34 
William P. Whitman II '34 
Walter A. Woodbury '34 
Hugh W Byfield '39 
H. Curtis Dewey '39 
John B. Dillingham '39 
Frederick A. Greene '39 
John P. Hatch '39 
Richard L. Kaufman '39 
Robert L. Livingston '39 
Edward B. Mulcahy '39 
Norman B. Pitcairn, Jr. '39 
Edwin W Thomas, Jr. '39 
Carl F Wittig '39 
Frederick H. Johnson, Jr. '44 
Richard W. Manville '44 
W Everett Porter, Jr. '44 
John L. Randall '44 
James S. Trask '44 
J. Howard Foster '49 
Dana H. Getchell '49 

Philip B. Maclnnis '49 
John J. Mozzicato '49 
James Royce '49 
Kenneth W. Barstow '54 

C. Joseph Bates II '54 
Robert W. Benjamin '54 
William Burke III '54 
Robert H. Corcoran '54 
Robert P. Coyne '54 
Ralph R. Crawford '54 
James L. Fothergill '54 
John W. Gardner '54 
Robert E. Griffin '54 

H. George Harrison '54 
Nelson J. Idler '54 
William B. Robinson '54 
Paul D. Steinberg '54 
I. Newton Stiteler III '54 
M. Fulton W. Yancy, Jr. '54 
James E. Auker '59 
Davy W Babcock '59 
James M. Barney '59 
James G. Brooks, Jr. '59 
Ernest G. Brown '59 
Calvin W Dail, Jr. '59 

D. Cameron Dobbins '59 
Arthur W Gregory III '59 
Joseph B. D. Haskell '59 
Michael MacLean '59 

Joseph L. McLaughlin, Jr. '59 
Louis R. C Piatt '59 
Harris E. Wainwright, Jr. '59 
Howard D. Wilcox '59 
Charles K. Alexander '64 
Richard P. Dresser '64 
Dennis C. Foss '64 
David M. Gearhart '64 
John M. Hayes, Jr. '64 
Jeffrey J. Hubbard '64 
J. Eric Menz '64 
Willoughby L. Nason '64 
William E. Roberts '64 
Robert M. Segal '64 
Richard P. Whiting '64 
Richard S. Wilson '64 
David E. Brown '69 
W. Robert Engesser '69 
Richard H. French, Jr. '69 
Gary A. Galyean '69 
Jonathan B. Hill '69 
Harold Hudson '69 
Mark Lund, Jr. '69 
Stuart M. Smith '69 
Paul D. Stella '69 
Andrew H. Tarlow '69 
Michael H. Terry, Jr. '69 
David R. Whitmore '69 
John G. Bell III 74 

James C. Canning '74 
Edward P. Cerier '74 
Quentin P. Cunningham '74 
Keith L. Elliott '74 
Michael A. Hyman '74 
Spencer M. Kuhn '74 
A. Charles Mandrachia, Jr. '74 
Burnell Poole III '74 
Robina G. Potter '74 
J. Raul Sanchez '74 
Allessandro Scassellati '74 
Jacob B. Stein '74 
Douglas J. Whiting '74 
Caroline M. Allen '79 
Douglas F. Campbell '79 
Michael Carpenter '79 
Joan S. Esposito '79 
Felicia I. Lowery '79 
Raymond F. O'Keefe, Jr. '79 
Thomas A. Rourke '79 
Joseph R. Bowman '84 
Mark G. Brewer '84 
Rhonda R. Dillihunt '84 
Jean Jasse '84 
Michael R. McCarthy '84 
Jennifer E. Norris '84 
Amy A. Walsh '84 
Bobby A. Foster '89 


By Arthur H Veasey III 't 


.year ago we were planning our first 
Alumni Council Night at the Boston Pops. 
It was such a successful evening that we 
are going to do it again. The second 
Governor Dummer Academy Alumni 
Council Night at the Boston Pops is sched- 
uled for the evening of Sunday, May 22. 
The concert, which starts at 7:30 pm, is 
scheduled to include a tribute to late 
Boston Pops Director Arthur Fiedler. In 
keeping with Boston Pops tradition, the 
orchestra will perform music from a wide 
range of musical styles. We have managed 
to acquire a block of excellent seats for the 
concert, and I expect they will sell out 
quickly. The tickets are priced at their face 
value of $35 apiece. 

Before the concert we will have a 
reception at the home of Margaret and 
Peter Sherin '59, a past president of the 
Alumni Council. The Sherins have gra- 
ciously opened their home to us for the 
pre-concert reception, starting at 5:00 p.m. 
and ending at 7:00 p.m. I hope you will 
join us for what will certainly be a won- 
derful evening. Old Guardsman Art Sager 
and his wife Frieda are planning to come 
for the evening, as are Buster and Fran 
Navins. This concert is a great opportunity 
to get together with classmates you 
haven't seen for a while. 

While rumors of Art Sager 's bid to 
have the Alumni Glee Club sing with the 
Boston Pops are only the stuff of legend, 
rumors that the Meistersingers, a smaller 
singing group, will perform at a reception 
in Portland, Maine, are wholly accurate. 

The group of eleven singers, accompanied 
by Old Guardsman Ben Stone, will per- 
form three songs at the Portland Country 
Club on May 10. Maine alumni and par- 
ents will witness the rare performance, a 
precursor to the full concert heard at 

I look forward, also, to a large 
turnout at Reunion Weekend on June 10- 
12. The schedule of events is packed with 
things to do. If it is your Reunion year, I 
cannot urge you more strongly to attend. 
The reaction of alumni returning to the 
Governor Dummer campus is universally 
positive. The Academy has grown in 
many remarkable ways. If you haven't 
returned to campus, especially recently, 
you should plan to attend Reunion Week- 
end. In addition to seeing classmates, you 
will see a flourishing community. 

The Archon 44 Spring 1994 





Bill Ardiff '55 

Governor Dummer Academy Trustee 


1 have included Governor Dummer 
Academy in my estate plans since I drew up my first 
will years ago. As a GDA Trustee and attorney, I 
know the importance of having a will (nearly 80% of 
Americans die without one). Wills enable you to 
direct the distribution of your assets to those you 
care about most. By including the Academy in mine, 
I can make a significant gift, while also providing for 
my heirs." 

Including Governor Dummer Academy 
in your will is simple. All that is necessary is the 
following wording: 

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Academy, a Massachusetts charitable corporation, 
located in Byfield, Essex County, Massachusetts, 
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